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Diocletian's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Diocletian

Newspapers have a right to decide what op-eds and what stories are printed; publishers determine what books they publish; television stations have the option to pick the commercials they run. They are publicly traded companies.

Free speech is about having the right to articulate views and opinions. You have the right to lie, the right to exaggerate, and the right to be obnoxious. And people have the right not to be around you because of your views, lies, exaggerations and personality flaws. Rejection is also a freedom. CBS rejected the gay dating ad and the PETA sex-with-vegetables ad. They can do that and it is not a violation of our First Amendment.

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 20:51:00 UTC | #438225