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"97% of Britons support Kilroy" Jan. 12th, 2004 09:37 am
Poll #231906 Fair and Balanced

Do *you* support Kilroy?

Yes
3(7.3%)
No
38(92.7%)
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From: mageboltrat
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 01:48 am (Link)
Can you link to a couple of articles, I'm currently a bit indicisive on this one, have only caught the briefest of comments on it... Personally I don't particularly agree with either side. I don't belief this should be a court case. But I also believe that the public should not be behind Kilroys beliefs and just not watch him in the future.
From: ciphergoth
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 03:13 am (Link)
From: mageboltrat
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 03:29 am (Link)
OK thanks for those.. I still stand by what I said. I don't support Kilroy's views in any way. It reminds me of debating societies in a way though. I agree with his right to say them, if people are going to get a balanced view they need to hear both sides. I would not take it to court. I would just hope the media, people in general pull these beliefs apart, completely. This should not be about Arab vs the rest of the world. It should be about working towards a better future for all of us.

Therefore I still ask whether this 97% is supporting his words or his right to say them.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 03:35 am (Link)
I support his right to hold those beliefs, but I don't think he should be surprised or threaten legal action if voicing them has consequences for his career.
From: wechsler
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 03:37 am (Link)
To hold them, yes, or that's a thoughtcrime.

To express them? Frankly, no.
From: wildeabandon
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 04:15 am (Link)
Ah. This is why I'm not answering your poll. I disagree with the content of what he's said entirely, but still support his right to say it without legal consequences. It seems fair grounds for his dismissal from the BBC though.
From: ciphergoth
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 06:49 am (Link)
I agree with what you've said, but I voted that I don't support Kilroy.
From: dennyd
Date: January 13th, 2004 - 12:03 pm (Link)
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From: mageboltrat
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 03:46 am (Link)
Agreed.
From: wechsler
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 03:36 am (Link)
Go ask the Dail Express then, but be sure to use short words.
From: the_lady_lily
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 02:03 am (Link)
I feel obliged to qualify that with the fact that I oppose Kilroy on principle, not just on this one issue.
From: duranorak
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 08:30 am (Link)
What she said. I have no time for the man for many reasons, not just because of this.

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From: ravenevermore
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 02:52 am (Link)
I'm more of a Barnet man myself.
From: kiaransalyn
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 04:20 am (Link)
But will they ever get out of the conference again?
From: thehalibutkid
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 04:40 pm (Link)
I don't agree with what Kilroy said. But I also believe that he should have the right to say them. It also occured to me that had he been an Iraqi man saying the same sort of stuff about english people would there be anywhere near this much fuss made?
BTW I also agree with the Iraqi's right to voice his opinion.
Erm isn't that an inportant part of democracy, everyone having their say. No matter how wrong the point of view may be?
From: wechsler
Date: January 12th, 2004 - 11:23 pm (Link)
No. The point of democracy is that everyone has their vote, not that they have the right to incite racial hatred under the guise of journalism. Equally, slander, "misleading the public" and perjury also all fall outside the scope of "free speech".
From: dennyd
Date: January 13th, 2004 - 12:07 pm (Link)
Yus... I think there's a quote along the lines of "free speech does not give you the right to yell 'fire!' in a crowded theatre" (thereby causing mass panic and probable harm to those around you).