Friday, April 18, 2008

Spit in their eye, Brigitte!

Or so says John Derbyshire in his latest RadioDerb podcast. I like that the Brigitte Bardot story is finally getting some media attention - on the fifth go round. Well, as George Jonas says, there are ripe news items and unripe ones. It seems like Mlle. Bardot's story just fell off the vine.

Not that I really have a position one way or the other on Muslim ritual slaughter practices. I'm not particularly interested in animal rights advocacy, I suppose. But Bardot is passionately interested. Should she not be allowed to speak her mind? Or is it just because she spoke up in an especially offensive way? I really don't know the answer.