In Newshound Ellen's piece about how the odious hate mongers on "The Five" used the Charlie Hedbo killings to attack liberals, she mentioned that Eric "boobs on the ground" Bolling said that liberals are as intolerant of free speech as the Charlie Hedbo terrorists. He excoriated colleges that "killed free speech" by disinviting speakers over their views. So Eric Bolling is obviously all about total free speech? Uh, not so much. Back in 2011, he booted an atheist off his show because his guest, according to devout, daily Mass attending Catholic Bolling, insulted Jesus.
When hosting a Fox business show, Bolling interviewed Dan Barker, head of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They spoke about Barker's group's request that a Texas town remove a Nativity scene from public property. Naturally, for Bolling, this was part of the evil, atheist "war on Christmas." When Barker said that the Nativity was "an insulting image to a lot of Americans" because of the "doomed and damned" nature of Christianity, Bolling "took exception" to Barker's comment. He followed with the comment that, even though he's a Christian, it wasn't an insult.
After more discussion of the specifics of the case, Barker veered back to his opinion that the Christian message is degrading. At that point, Bolling "had to stop" Barker. He pontificated that "this is my show" and "I can't allow you to talk like that on my show." He accused Barker of being "absolutely wrong" and asserted that because this was his show, "I can't allow you to talk like that on my show."
After accusing Barker of "denigrating Jesus Christ," he add that he wasn't going to allow it to continue. At that point he said good-by and cut Barker's mic. Later, when interviewed by Glenn Beck, "The Blaze," Bolling expressed pride in his action: “He was looking for the platform to spew anti-Christian rhetoric. I threw him off the show, it was spontaneous. The third time I asked him to stop I threw him off."
Back in 2011, Bolling didn't allow somebody with a different opinion to articulate it. Flash forward four years and Bolling is supporting the free speech that, according to Bolling and his pals on The Five, liberals don't. Interesting evolution or just more Bolling hypocrisy?