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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Maybe Clay Travis meant the First Amendment protects his right to *be* a boob on TV




The head of Fox Sports Radio went on CNN. He told the woman anchor that Jamele Hill- the ESPN host who said the *resident is a white supremacist- has to be fired because Curt Schilling got fired for being enthusiastically anti-LGBT on his show.

This follows, Clay Travis says, because he is a "First Amendment absolutist." That doesn't mean that Schilling was wrongly fired *and* that Hill should not be- both were exercising their absolute free speech rights.

It doesn't even mean what you'd expect it to mean what an executive at a right-wing media outlet would mean: that it's wrong to fire white men for talking about homos, but right to fire black women who talk about racism.

No, it turns out Clay Travis is just another apt pupil of the late Fox News founder Roger Ailes:

TRAVIS: I’m a First Amendment absolutist and believe in two things completely: the First Amendment and boobs, and so…

BALDWIN: Wait, did you just say you believe in the First Amendment and — hold on, I just want to make sure I heard you correctly as a woman anchoring the show, what did you just say? You believe in the First Amendment and b-o-o-b-s?

TRAVIS: Boobs, two things that have only never let me down in this country, the First Amendment and boobs. So, those are the two things I believe in absolutely in the country. So, I don’t think Jemele Hill should be fired, but if you make the decision that you’re going to let Curt Schilling go, that you have to also make the decision you’re going to let Jemele Hill go.

Left unexplained by Travis is how boobs inform his free speech views, and whether having them affects either the Schilling or Hill cases.

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