Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Free Speech vs. Ethics

Not sure if that's the right title for this, but I don't have time to deal with it. Interesting issue with KHUM radio not airing a Yes On 8 ad. I think there might be reasons for refusing to air an ad. I'm not sure their thinking on this is quite right, though.

I find one statement disturbing:

"...if Proposition 8 sought to define marriage as only between couples of the same race the station would be ethically obligated not to run the spot.".

Oh, really? As mentioned here before, speech that everyone agrees with doesn't need protection. It's the speech the majority doesn't agree with that needs to be protected.


At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad moment for democracy and liberal thought when censorship is justified on a so called human rights basis.

Don't get me wrong. I am not voting for 8, but the idea that KHUM airs no on 8 ads, but not yes on 8 ads is sickening.

What a sad day. Who ever made that decision ought to be censored themselves. Or fired.

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Rose said...

This is really shocking. Media censorship.

It would be every bit as bad if they censored the other side. No matter which way you slice it, this is wrong.

What is happening to free speech in this country?

At 12:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Reaganites demanded an end to the Fairness Doctrine and you got it killed.

Now, you are complaining because a radio station owner can accept advertising from whoever he wants?

What's wrong with you people?

Do you want the Fairness Doctrine back?

Really? After all the trouble you went to, to have it removed from the law books?

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:31 - how close minded of you to dump everyone who disagrees with you into the category of being a damn Reaganite. I am a democrat, worked with the ACLU and think that KHUM's censorship stinks.


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