First amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams takes to task partisans who only support freedom of expression for opinions they don’t find offensive:
Liberals vigilantly seek to protect the rights of adults to receive not-quite-obscene materials on the Internet, but seem all but indifferent to UN-sponsored efforts to ban the supposed “defamation” of Islam. Conservatives care deeply about such efforts to stifle speech, but offer little if any protection to American students when they mouth off outside of their schools.
Via Legal Blog Watch. Abrams raises the example of Accuracy in Media, which stridently opposes the reintroduction of the “fairness doctrine” (as does Abrams) – but used to flood the FCC with complaints about TV reports it deemed insufficiently balanced.