I think this is disappointing.
Should be able to express political views without being threatened with legal action to keep you quiet, also if you're offended you should deal with it rather than seeking legal recourse, unless its some sort of explicit incitment to violence or planning of violence. By which I mean more than simply saying "I hate all ______ and wish they were dead", which I believe could be plenty of things, rude, wrong, cruel, ungentlemanly, uncivilised, wicked but not a criminal offence.
Its big in the US, and getting big over here too, that pundits try to be real big mouths and grab attention (although here in the UK both conservatives and labour and liberals, basically the whole of the political spectrum embraces a pretty militantly homosexual agenda, which makes me think about the background of politicians and their financial backers).
After the riots and at the time of the big first round of public pay and pensions freezes and cuts enacted to pay for the bankers bonuses, mistakes and fraud a lot of real, real ugly conservatives came out of the wood work and picked some really vicious verbal battles, employing really simplistic logic, often fallaciously simple, with the less intellectual and easily flustered trade union shop stewards on the radio shows. It wasnt real politics at all. It was something like the "debates" you would see in a school yard about whose dad was the toughest or what "we" should think of the unpopular kids who dress different or have different tastes in music.
Part of what I didnt like about it was that it made politics into a kind of sport, and for the majority a spectator sport, no real thought required. There never was greater proof that people arent wired to pursue truth they are wired to pursue "win" and most easily identify with the aggressor or powerful whether it really reflects their immediate interests or not.