Monday, March 21, 2005

Taste of Their Own Medicine

According to The Drudge Report, PLAYGIRL editor-in-chief Michele Zipp was fired when it was revealed that she voted Republican in 2004.
She was quoted saying:"I just wanted to let you know of the fear the liberal left has about a woman with power possessing Republican views."

Now all the conservative bloggers are screaming about intolerance and how unfair it is that someone would be fired for their conservative beliefs.
Ok so, I guess they don't think it's fair that a company sticks its nose in people's private lives right? Well now you know how we feel! Maybe since it's the Republicans who have gone on a censoring rampage and now want censor cable TV, satellite radio and PORN MAGAZINES, that Playgirl thought it might be a conflict of interest to have one editing the content of their magazine!
So, doesn't it stand to reason that they would think it would be wrong to fire someone who worked at Pro-life Action, Generation Life or some other fetus hugging organization if it was revealed that one of its employees was pro-choice and had an abortion

I guess it also means it would be wrong for the Boy Scouts to fire Atheist and homosexuals right? I would also assume that it is wrong to fire an Atheist or Jew who worked for one of those "faith" based organizations, all of which are Christian and receive federal money.

I am not sure the conservatives really want to open this can of worms. Talk about the pot and the kettle.


Anonymous said...

Well, do we know what her beliefs are? I mean, if she's an open-minded republican who likes some porn, than no big deal. I think its risky to fire ANYONE for their beliefs. I do think it is a little taste of their own medicne and find the humor in it, but its still dangerous to do that. I have a disdain for republicans as well, but I think they are entitled to their beliefs and shouldnt be given the ax because of it. Now, if she was trying to censor the porn, thats different. Actions are different than beliefs.

Toad734 said...

I agree completely, I think it's wrong that she was fired, so do all the conservatives. Where we differ, is that they only think it's wrong when it happens to them. You never hear Limbaugh or Hannity bitching about Right to Life firing a pro choicer or the Boy Scouts and the faith based guys firing Atheist and gays.

It's just funny that it happened to them and they are too blind to see the other side.

Josh said...

well..i dont think you should be able to fire someone for voting republican. but on the other hand..i spoke once with an attorney and i think you can pretty much be terminated for wearing two different colored the liberal i am..why not for voting for an idiot? :)

great blog btw. keep up the good work!