This is taken from Harry's Place. But as ever, it begs the question, why would any intelligent person take anything Chomsky has to say seriously?
I mean, this is just the latest example of his light-weight and bizarre witterings that not just simply fail to take account of reality, but actively seek to avoid it.
As the post below points out, how can you diss the idea of freedom of expression in the United States when, despite the fact that you as one of not just the most visceral critics of the then president George W Bush and his policies, but also one of the nastiest, are still invited by the military to address students at West Point and deliver to them your critique of the very notion of a just war and of the Iraq war in particular?
Really, what planet does this man live on?
And I like the acknowledgement of something I have thought for a long time, that is, the insufferable arrogance of people like Chomsky with their 'you are just controlled by the media, but I'm not because I'm clever and somehow special' line.