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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Politics - What Is Freedom Of Speech

Jen, over at The News Blog, has a great piece up on freedom of speech today, and used this terrific YouTube video of monologuist Mike Daisey to make her point:



She's right, you know. Free speech is not the right of Don Imus to make scabrous racist comments. Free speech is the right of the artist to make art without fear of censorship. Don Imus has not been censored. Should he wish to put his soapbox, or blog, up and reiterate his comments, he is free to do so. What he is not free to do is use the public airwaves to enrich himself by indulging in naked racism.

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