The left is struggling to deal with its loss of monopoly on 'free speech'

Joe Newby:
Heh! New York Times: ‘Free Speech is Killing Us’

On Friday, the New York Times published an op-ed by staff writer Andrew Marantz titled, “Free Speech is Killing Us.” In that piece, Marantz seems to argue that free speech — a bedrock principle of American democracy — is actually fueling violence and should be regulated by the government and tech giants like Facebook. NY Times free speech

“Having spent the past few years embedding as a reporter with the trolls and bigots and propagandists who are experts at converting fanatical memes into national policy, I no longer have any doubt that the brutality that germinates on the internet can leap into the world of flesh and blood,” he wrote.

“The question is where this leaves us. Noxious speech is causing tangible harm. Yet this fact implies a question so uncomfortable that many of us go to great lengths to avoid asking it. Namely, what should we — the government, private companies or individual citizens — be doing about it?”
One of the proposals is for the government to set up its own Facebook where it could regulate the speech content.  Even if it were not unconstitutional, it would be a bust.  Whet liberals are not used to is learning that people do not always agree with them and oppose much of their agenda.  What
Trump has done is to show that competing ideas work better to grow the economy and improve the job prospects of minorities and the rest of the country.


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