Dat2U wrote:doclinkin wrote:Ruzious wrote:Meh, should we really be keeping track of peoples' likes on Twitter - especially when they don't use their own tweets for political commentary?
Absolutely. Yes. If they don't want their opinions to be public record then hey: don't use twitter. It is public social media, he is tapping that like button to publicly voice his opinions. Now maybe his politics shouldn't matter, but once he starts voicing opinions online then the topic of his judgement in general becomes fair game.
This leads to a much bigger debate beyond a **** sports announcer who will probably be gone after this season - that Ben Simmons quote will likely be the reason why.
This should probably go in the politics thread but do we hold the individuals accountable for what they've been told over and over again or do you go after these 'echo chambers' that spew lies and 'pro-insurrectionist' behavior'?
Which echo chambers? Twitter? Facebook?
I do think monopoly and anti-trust laws need to be looked at regarding Facebook etc. No one organization should have quite the power to influence politics that it does. Similarly I think there ought to be laws about spreading outright disinformation as if it were fact in the case of FOX news. That does go into questions of the First Amendment. But the FCC has regulations against obscenity etc, there needs to be a filter to help distinguish the difference between fact and editorializing. An ombudsman in effect.
I think it is fine for Kutcher to express his political opinions. I am not sure his company would agree.At this point political viewpoints serve to alienate half your audience whatever you say. Personally I like having even better justification for disliking the pud. I really don't care what he thinks about Ben SImmons. I think it is a misstep for your play by play guy to take his cues from Charles Barkely or whatever. It is not his job to offer opinions and the last 2 guys were too classy to do that (well Phil was classy, Buck was a pro though). But if he has an opinion about an opposing player, eh, okay. Still, if he has an opinion about politics that I disagree with, I will gleefully dislike him, and trash him on those grounds. :clown" and enjoy doing so. That's the way of the world nowadays.
I disapprove of what you say, and will defend your right to say it, primarily so that I can know who my enemies are, and mock and deride them proudly. Boo this man. Boo him.
Though in that respect it would be better if he were speaking for a different sports team than my own. I'd rather like my guys and boo the opponents'.