seems like a win/win for urban outfitters, outrage drives sales, they burn through remaining stock, while getting to say they cooperate ith prosecutor requests, and care about this scourge of the community, they get cred from both sides.
rinse and repeat, come up with a new line, maybe something in cocaine this time.
seems reasonable since the man's not exactly been seen on camera, and the usage does seem weird. it seems worth questioning to me, without impunging anyone. ffs, unless you translated/transcribed it yourself and your reputations on the line, i'm not sure i understand why there's any hostility based on asking the question about the statements origins.
i'd have an issue if the government tried to stop him from speaking, but if after the pages and pages of butthurt moaning someone here decided to kick him out of their yard, i've got no issue with that.
if someone stands on your front porch and gibbers incessantly at you, i'm ok with turning the hose on them. If i thought that privilege was being abused by the admins, i'd go read another website. Could be all those years of moderating boards in the asshole of the internet, but some people really do want nothing but to shit up the joint, and my beliefs in liberty nowhere require me to put up with them. I trust masnick and techdirt to use the kill switch as a last resort, because of their actions to date.
that's reasonably similar to what happened with starz (and the reason i love netflix) starz wanted tiered pricing for netflix customers, netflix offered them an amount that was something like ten times higher than what they'd contracted for last time, but refused to play their game, then walked away from the table when starz held out for special pricing status.