Hit & Run

Michael Moore, Constitutional Scholar

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Canadian Bacon auteur Michael Moore has written an open letter to the casino owner who bounced Linda Ronstadt for walking to the beat of a different, anti-Bush drum this past weekend:

What country do you live in? Last time I checked, Las Vegas is still in the United States. And in the United States, we have something called "The First Amendment." This constitutional right gives everyone here the right to say whatever they want to say.

Without even getting into the obvious (if annoying) rejoinder that your right to free speech ends at my property line, let's appreciate a different irony: Moore's willingness to pre-emptively sue for libel, which he seems to equate with criticism of himself.