Freedom of speech has been in the last century the loudest demand of human rights advocacy groups across the globe.
The freedom of expression is the foundational stone that the United States and its allies have built their looked-up image on to the world and has allowed the staggering diversity to flourish into the peak of human development that we witness in today’s societies of the West.
The United States of America in particular has been the main advocate of all types of liberties on the international platform, stipulating this element in most of the conditions they impose on developing nations in return for any sort of economic or political support.
Land of liberties
With the rise of right-wing populism across the world, the nations that were built on all dimensions of liberties are morphing into an unknown entity with an unclear shape or form, leaving their populations questioning the future of their habited social structure.
The newly elected president of the United States “Mr. Donald Trump” has been showing clear intentions on changing the understanding of the civil liberties in the “land of liberties”.
After waging a war on the domestic media, including journalist and reporters that don’t align with his rhetoric and claims, his supporters are using unconventional means to silence dissent and bring them down to consensus.
The feud with the media personalities started to heat up in the pre-inauguration phase as the new leader of the “free world” has been backfiring at several TV-show hosts for their critique.
Fire Stephen Colbert
The most recent clash between the Trump factions of the community has been with the famous CBS host “Mr. Stephen Colbert” that has been ridiculing and mocking the president, dating back to the announcement of his presidency.
After the media star has “crossed his limit” by making a sexual joke about Mr. Trump: “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.”
The social media platforms inflamed with a flood of critique and an increasing popular demand to fire Mr. Colbert, displayed in the trending hashtag #FireColbert.
The CBS star has not directly responded to any of the critique but has made a soft apology by claiming that some of the words he used might have been too harsh: “While I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be,” he said.
“I’m not going to repeat the phrase. But I just want to say, for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love in their own way, is to me an American hero. I think we can all agree on that”