I thought there was the concept of freedom of speech?
Yes, and? First of all, "freedom of speech" refers to what
isn't allowed to do. But even in a
non-legal sense, "freedom of speech" isn't a magic wand that
can justify any deed.
Freedom of speech gives you the right to speak. But that's
just the right to speak. It doesn't give you the right to
be heard - others have the right to ignore you. Nor does
"freedom of speech" lift you from your moral or legal
Now, don't get me wrong. I don't have the opinion that
O'Reilly shouldn't have published to book. I just think
this book has more reasons to exist that just "freedom of
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