From Bosch Fawstin: CBLDF Writes About “Cartoonists Under Fire” while ignoring This Cartoonist who was Literally Under Fire:
Comments Mitchell Berger on Fawstin’s blog
on his view of CBDLF’s position:
I was a founding board member of the CBDLF, but I speak only for myself here. Let me start off by saying that I liked your cartoon. It expresses the political cartoonist’s credo perfectly. But it is impossible to separate it from the context of it’s creation. Pamela Geller, the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) sponsored the contest.
Fawstin, therefore, is guilty by association with a “right-wing” organization.
Apparently, CBLDF only defends speech they agree with — and not freedom of speech on principle. The latter which is best expressed by a quote from Beatrice Evelyn Hall’s line attributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Unless you are the so-called Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.