Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Free Speech

I like this post about free speech.

CBS apparently has a 30-second segment in which they allow someone to speak his or her mind. In one particular such segment, a father of a Columbine victim spoke.

Lots and lots of comments being left at CBS, and aside from a few people who appreciate that “free speech” means that controversial and unpopular views get aired, and that such an airing is useful in promoting dialogue, most of the comments fall into the “left” and “right” camp. Folks on the religious right are beside themselves to finally hear their views espoused in a network broadcast, folks on the left seem like they can’t quite grasp the concept of “free speech” and are making noises that such a man shouldn’t be allowed to talk on network television. They are simply not as accustomed as folks on the right are to hearing speech (on a network newscast) that offends their sensibilities.


I'd recommend reading the whole thing, including the comments.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, blame Columbine on abortion...

To stupid to live.

Darren said...

If that's how you interpreted his segment, you're too stupid to comment here.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous is a stupid way to leave a post, put your name down.