I just visited the web site of former Mark Sanford spokesman Will Folks, who has now apparently completed the transition from common criminal to American hero, at least in the phone booth of his own mind.
Folks is now saying he is “standing up for” the 1st Amendment by posting recorded phone conversations a state senator made from jail.
No doubt posting someone’s telephone conversations implicates the 1st Amendment (just try to do it in
There are thousands of
And then there’s Will Folks. The closest Folks has come to combat was throwing his fiancée across a room.
Or, as he put it: “I am perfectly willing to admit that as I was trying to get her to let go of me, she may have lost her balance or been knocked off balance with sufficient momentum to cause a fall.”
Gervais says, the boy has a way with bullshit, I’ll give him that.
Don’t get me wrong, people … hearing Alec Baldwin yell at his kid over the phone changed my life for the better, and may be the reason I have cable broadband. And Folks can post any porn, poetry, phone call, or combination thereof on his blog as far as I care.
But let’s be real. That’s enjoying the First Amendment, not protecting it.
Unless, of course, he’s enjoying it with sufficient momentum as to cause it to be protected.