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Santi Tafarella's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Santi Tafarella

What's wrong with you Brits?

You can't say anything that might cause "widespread offense"?

The ASA's ruling is not a defense of free speech, but a travesty of it.

Free speech that cannot unsettle---and that, widely---is not free speech.

And there is a name for people who must be protected from offensive speech.

That name is "children."

It is ill-befitting adults to have to have the messages arriving to their eyes and ears monitored, by the government, for content.

The Brits produced John Locke.

What's happened in the intervening period?

---Santi

Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:16:00 UTC | #309947