Jane Fonda Thinks She’s Being Censored

By extremist right-wing groups, no less:

(CNSNews.com) – Actress Jane Fonda said in a statement posted on her website today that the QVC television channel cancelled an appearance they had scheduled with her today to promote her new book “Prime Time,” blaming the cancellation on what she called “well funded and organized political extremist groups.”

In the same statement Fonda said, “I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us.”

It always amuses me how celebrities expect to be able to voice controversial political views and then not have it impact their careers. I’m as supportive of free speech rights for celebrities as I am for anyone else, but watching the Jane Fondas and Dixie Chicks of the world play the victim card after their controversial politics ticked off their fans and/or the public in general is just plain silly.

If you’re a celebrity and you speak out on a political issue you’re probably going to shrink your fan base to one degree or another. That’s how this free speech stuff works. You’re free to speak, and I’m free to respond accordingly up to and including boycotting your products, music, movies, etc.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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