“I recognize also that getting outed (i.e., assasssinated) by TMZ or some other gossip site is par for the course these days, but Donald Sterling was talking privately. That means nothing by today’s standards, I realize, but perhaps it should.” — from 4.30.14 HE post called “Old Buzzard Gets His.”

“So let me get this straight,” Real Time‘s Bill Maher said 36 hours ago. “We should concede that there’s no such thing anymore as a private conversation, so therefore remember to ‘lawyer’ everything you say before you say it, and hey, speaking your mind was overrated anyway so you won’t miss it. Well, I’ll miss it, I’ll miss it a lot. When President Obama was asked about the Sterling episode, he said, ‘When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, just let them talk.’ But Sterling didn’t advertise. He was bugged. And while he may not be worth defending, the 4th Amendment is.”