The Curate's Egg is calling for a boycott of the Daily Hate Mail. Libertarian opinion is divided on the matter.
But what is happening here is that someone who professes to be a libertarian is telling me that they know better than I do what I should read and what I should avoid reading. If I want to self-harm by reading the Mail, then who is some random libertarian blogger to tell me that I shouldn't be doing that? And really, how is it any different for John Demetriou and Kevin Boatang to tell me I shouldn't read the Daily Mail than it is for ASH to tell me that I shouldn't smoke or some other fake charity telling me not to have a beer? I know that all of these things are bad for me, but it is my life, my body, my mind and I am an adult.
I am informed as to the risks. I have the cognitive ability to evaluate their relative importance in my life. I choose not to smoke. I choose to have a bottle of champagne from time to time. I choose not to read the Mail.
I resent the sanctimonious self-righteousness of those who know better than I do to tell me what I should and should not do, however, even when my choices agree with their demands.
Stop fucking telling me what to do. I don't want the government doing it. I don't want fake charities doing it. And I certainly don't want fucking bloggers doing it.