Thom spoke over me while I was answering a question he posed regarding the details of this Orwellian paper. Thom Hartmann guesses - incorrectly - that I hadn't read the paper. Why would he guess that? I replied that not only had I read the paper carefully, but I had written a blog post on the paper. The blog post I wrote, examining Cass Sunstein's paper is available by clicking the inverted Old Glory at the top left of this blog.
Thom seems to misrepresent and misdirect the discussion - I would urge readers to listen to the podcast and also read Cass Sunstein's paper. Make up your own mind.
Thom Hartmann makes his living with the understanding that freedom of speech is the basis upon which he can speak. Why, I asked him, isn't he as concerned as are the rest of us?
I'm afraid that Thom Hartmann, like most DJ's and TV talking heads - is interested in selling books, calling legitimate Tea Party activists "teabaggers" and forwarding the agenda of Israel - regardless of the consequences for American liberty. He has stated on his show that he is, by definition, a Zionist. For the record - I'm NOT a Zionist. I'm an American - and I take the Bill of Rights - especially Freedom of Speech - very seriously. But I'll probably have to fight for my freedom of speech, Thom has backers.
17:17 minute mark is where the evil Jack Rabbit enters the discussion...go to the podcast from March 2, 2010 with Thom Hartmann
CLICK HERE for the WINA broadcast with Thom Hartmann and Jack Rabbit
UPDATE MAR 4, 2010 HERE IS THE PART OF THE PAPER I'M GUESSING THOM HARTMANN HASN'T READ:
" Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action. "