The first rule of holes is not “dig deeper”
After showing the internet how little he knew about free speech yesterday, Chris Cuomo attempted to rectify his Constitutional missteps in a short video.
“I got beat up for this tweet I made; it was a clumsy tweet. I was caught up in a back and forth…” he began.
First, the tweet:
it doesn't. hate speech is excluded from protection. dont just say you love the constitution…read it https://t.co/znZJ8cPvpX
— Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 6, 2015
We’ve been searching high and low for Cuomo’s version of the Constitution to no avail. But in the mean time, not only do we say we love the Constitution, we’ve actually read it (though not on the counsel of Cuomo). Our version of the first amendment completely disagree’s with Cuomo’s because it simply states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
But maybe words are hard?
For the full story, see our previous post here, but Cuomo found himself in a “back and forth” because he was misquoting the Constitution and misinterpreting case law. And then doubled down, tripled down, even quadrupled down on his inaccurate statements.
Somewhere along the way, Cuomo decided a rudimentary civics lesson was the best way to explain his misapprehension of rudimentary civics:
“Of course, hate speech is almost always protected under the first amendment. It doesn’t say that in the first amendment, but the case law does. It’s always about the case law in understanding the Constitution. It’s all about how it’s interpreted by our justice system. So I created confusion that I was actually trying to clarify, that’s the irony, but that’s on me.”
“It doesn’t say that in the first amendment” because there’s really no such thing as hate speech. Unless of course you’re a progressive or a despot.
Here's #AMinuteThatMatters – we also tried this on #Periscope today. We'll try to use Periscope during a commercial break tomorrow during the show if you are interested. Thoughts?
Posted by Chris Cuomo on Thursday, May 7, 2015
Gotta love the media establishment — they know so little about what they don’t know.
Follow Kemberlee Kaye on TwitterDONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.