No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask, No Service

Mish

Delta Airlines banned 700 people for refusal to wear a mask.

700 Banned

Fox News reports Delta Air Lines Bans Hundreds of People Over Refusal to Wear Masks.

In a memo sent to employees Wednesday, CEO Ed Bastian says that as of this week, the company has put nearly 700 people on the no-fly list for refusing to comply with the mandatory mask policy.

The Absolute Right to Set Terms of Service

Businesses have an absolute right to set terms of service as long as the terms are not discriminatory or in violation of codes. Does anyone disagree?

Right of Refusal

"If you are a business owner, can you refuse service to customers who violate your rules on your property?" 

I bet if you asked the 700 people Delta banned that question, all or nearly all of them would say yes.

Yet, these same people insist it is their right not to comply with airlines' stated terms of service.

Twitter, Google, Facebook

Take my question one step further to social media. 

Why is it not the right of Twitter, Facebook, Google and other social media firms to set policy on their platforms?

We can agree or disagree on whether it is good policy for Twitter to decide to police Trump or do fact checking at all.

Those who hate Trump want to shut him up. Those who like Trump want him to be able to say what he wants. 

Tale of Two Cases

  1. The Right believes Twitter is biased against Trump. First, please assume that's true (whether you really agree or not).
  2. Next assume the opposite were to happen (Twitter suddenly became biased against the Left). Now the Right would be happy and the Left would be screaming "shut them up".

Question of the Day

We are marching down a slippery slope when government gets involved in these cases. 

Ironically, the Trump Lovers and Trump Haters both demand the same thing: Suppression of the rights of business owners to make these decisions for themselves.

New Question of the Day

Mish

Comments (24)
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Webej
Webej

Are we talking like bare foot and bare chested or do you need a dress shirt and a closed shoe?
Facial nudity seems not quite part of a threesome.

Carl_R
Carl_R

I don't like shoes, and sometimes I really don't feel like wearing a shirt. Why can't I eat in restaurants? Isn't there something in the Constitution about that, "life, liberty, and uncovered toes"?

/sar

randocalrissian
randocalrissian

How long before the "Schrodinger Political Party" is born? Did it already happen? You too can believe that both A and B, directly in opposition to each other factually, can both be true and/or false and you can use both as a cudgel on whatever terms you want. What could possibly go wrong?

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

Pants?

LawrenceBird
LawrenceBird

I've long said that Twitter, Facebook, etc can do whatever the f they want, it is their platform/property. Barrier to entry is incredibly low, go start your own right/left wing extremist equivalents.

njbr
njbr

Such a bunch of snowflakes--triggered by the idea of wearing of masks.

I guess they need a safe space to process their discomfort.

NewUlm
NewUlm

If companies are operating under section 230 and getting protection for free speech, then, NO, they are giving up the right edit content. If they don't want to operate under section 230 and open themselves up to litigation then, YES, I am all for them setting the rules and letting users decide to use the platform or not.

As far as air travel goes, I've been on 3 round trip flights since April. It's no worse than a trip to the grocery store and makes are a joke considering you're in an enclosed tube - the ventilation may save the day but not thin cotton fabric.

shamrock
shamrock

No way corporations have an absolute right to set terms of service. It's a limited right and the line is constantly being redrawn. They can't demand customers be white before entering for example.

Sechel
Sechel

Meanwhile sweden is a basket case and requires help from neighboring countries. Posting here because the site still prohibits new posts


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