Where Are the Speech Warriors?

Yet again we have a Middle Eastern government demanding that a Western nation condemn a newspaper for an article that said government deems offensive to its people. Clearly this is just the sort of thing that one expects Ezra and Mark to denounce. I await their artful yet forceful defenses of free speech! When will these authoritarian twits in the Middle East learn that we in the West are not about to be cowed into curtailing free speech just so that their sensibilities aren’t offended? Wait… We’re talking about the government of Israel? In that case I eagerly await an explanation of why this is totally not the same thing at all as, say, the Mohammed cartoons.

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