Joy Behar: Trump Facebook Ban Is Like Keeping Mussolini Off the Radio
'I think the First and Second Amendments both have limits'
Joy Behar claimed Facebook upholding its ban of Donald Trump was like if Italy kept fascist leader Benito Mussolini from broadcasting on the radio in the 1940s.
Whoopi Goldberg asked:
“Joy, what about you? What are your thoughts on this?”
“You know, I think the First and Second Amendments both have limits."
"Even though I love the First Amendment like everybody else does."
"But I think that he’s too much of a danger to have such a big platform. Let him go on Fox," she said.
"He needs to be marginalized. Let him speak to the choir over there who appreciate him and agree with everything he says."
"He doesn’t need to contaminate the airwaves all over the world with Facebook."
"I think about if this was in the 1940s in Italy, would we want Mussolini on the radio? No, we would not.”
“I kind of feel like, listen, there are things you shouldn’t be able to put out there for people. Again, whatever the current thinking of running into a theater and yelling fire, there are some things you just shouldn’t be able to do."
"You shouldn’t be able to panic people or get people to go do your dirty work."
"You shouldn’t be able to have the power to do that.”
Trump responded to Facebook's decision to hold his ban instated after the January 6 Capitol riot and highlighted corrupt politics lurking behind the ban.
"What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country."
"Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before."
"The People of our Country will not stand for it!"
"These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process."