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[quote="Mistic"][quote="Blackbear"]
Not true. Only Whoopi has control over her material. Slim Fast has control over who THEY pay to hawk their product. Whoopi can go give the same speech she gave before tomorrow and there will be NOBODY to stop her.

The only thing different is that she will not be receiving a check from Slim Fast. And that is THEIR right.

Besides...if Slim Fast had broken any laws, you know Whoopi would have had their ass in court the next day.

She didn't....and they didn't.

Confused[/quote]

Just like Pepsi had to pay Ludacris, Slim Fast had to pay Whoopi or there would have been a breach of contract on the part of Slim Fast. Slim Fast wanted to avoid the loss of customers and Whoopi wanted to get paid so it worked out. Realize that Whoopie did not breach her morals clause for doing what she's already known for doing. She pissed off some special interest groups who would have championed a boycott against Slim Fast. [b]The only way she could have avoided something like that was to stifle her feelings and compromise her "art". That's censorship.[/b]

The lesson here is that one does not truly have freedom of speech when it comes to this administration. It's their way or the highway with these folks.

All of a sudden Freedom of Speech means freedom to say what you want but expect repercussions? Rolling Eyes[/quote]

Wrong again. Thats called making a choice. Take the money and shutup or not take the money and speak.

And what the hell does this "administration' have to do with Whoopi and Slim Fast?

[quote]All of a sudden Freedom of Speech means freedom to say what you want but expect repercussions? [/quote]

Thats exactly what it means. Finally....you got it.

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[quote="cornbread"]whoopi's show on NBC was cancelled before this incident[/quote]

I liked her show Confused Black shows are getting cancelled by NBC left and right. What was the show Heavy D played on?
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[quote]All of a sudden Freedom of Speech means freedom to say what you want but expect repercussions? [/quote]

Thats exactly what it means. Finally....you got it.

Twisted Evil[/quote]

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