The media and freedom of speech (letter)by Patrick O'ConnellNews Weekly
, May 26, 2007
There has been much huffing and even more puffing from the so-called elite media in this country about “freedom of speech”.
These pen-pushers, who generally support such things as abortion on demand, are now wanting information on demand, plus “freedom of speech” - particularly for them.
I reflect in horror at the thought of these serial-whingers here, having a similar opportunity already afforded American journalists who unfortunately may say what they wish about a public figure and not be sued.
Then there's the hypocrisy of it all - as a letter-writer, try contributing to a debate on abortion, homosexuality or feminism, on the negative side, and then hold your breath waiting for it to be published.
Make sure you have a nurse handy.Patrick O'Connell,
Bray Park, Qld