Fox News TV host Sean Hannity and Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) bonded over a shared belief that “hate speech” should not be allowed on Twitter within moments of claiming to support free speech.
“Look look, what Musk is proposing is nothing extraordinary, he just believes in free speech,” Kennedy said. “Well, what does free speech? It means you’re not free unless you have the right to express yourself. It means you’re not free unless you can say what you think.”
“Let me ask you, should there be – obviously you gotta have a limit, nobody should be able make a physical threat against somebody – ” Hannity said.
Kennedy interjected, “Of course! No hate speech.”
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“The question is, if you really want to have a freedom of speech platform, I mean any reasonable person with a conscience and a soul deplores real racism and deplores, um, real antisemitism,” Hannity said, prompting Kennedy to agree with an “Mhm.”
Hannity asked, “Uh, do you let those people say what they want and assume that the free market will weed them out and people won’t pay attention to them, or should there be some standards? That gets a little more complicated.”
“Well, you shouldn’t allow hate speech,” Kennedy declared.
Hannity has previously called for the U.S. to blow Russian president Vladimir Putin “off the face of the Earth” with nuclear weapons if the Russians used chemical weapons in Ukraine.
“If Vladimir Putin wanted to negotiate, he would have done it a long time ago,” Hannity said. “He’s not willing to, and if he wants to use chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, he’s got to know that his entire country is going to get blown off the face of the Earth.”
“I pray to God we never get to that point, but it’s always been a threat,” the Fox News host continued. “And it remains a threat here, and we can’t cower in fear based on fact that we’ve had Mutually Assured Destruction pretty much for all our lifetime.”