Hardball: The Assault On Free Speech In America

hardball_conason_benjamin.jpg On Tuesday's Hardball, Joe Conason from The New York Observer and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink had a lot to say about Monday's controversial tasering of a University of Florida student and go in depth about the state of free speech, or lack thereof, in America today. The discussion of free speech zones and political expression took an interesting turn when Benjamin claimed to have been pulled out out of a Hillary Clinton rally for wearing a shirt that read "Troops. Home. Now."

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Benjamin: "I got pulled out of a Hillary Clinton rally for wearing this shirt."

Matthews: "No."

Benjamin: "Yes."

Matthews: "Pulled out of the rally --

Benjamin: "Pulled out of the rally."

Matthews: "Who were the pullers?"

Benjamin: "She has goons, just like the Republicans have goons and they drag you out of there and they say, no signs other than the signs that we hand to you. The Republicans and the Democrats do the same thing."

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