A reader at one of the News Ltd right-wing blog sites comments (and is subsequently endorsed by the blog owner in an update to the post):
The term Human Rights is a lefty term and is collectivist it its essence – so someone being awarded a Nobel Prize for advocating human rights is leftism rewarding leftism.
The problem is that only individuals can actually have rights, while humans having rights is terminological rubbish – why does a collective term, human, require rights? To protect it from non humans?
Individual rights are anathema to leftists, hence the emphasis on “human” rights, but as long as you and your fellow journalists keep calling it human rights, then you are, unwittingly, giving support to leftism etc.
It’s not just referring to the blogger in question as a “journalist” that’s amusing in that screed – the bit about the word “human” being “collective” is also hilariously asinine – but is it true that mainstream conservative opinion now openly deplores the notion of human rights? Not just disagrees on how best to protect them, but opposed to the very idea? Really?
That seems like a bit of an own goal, I must say.