Freedom of speech is in eye of the beholder

Limerick this week gave us a vivid example of real, concrete efforts to restrict the freedom of the press – an example overlooked in the welter of Hook coverage

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
17th September, 2017
Media suspensions and firing happening more frequently in US in social media age

Barely a month out from Myersgate, we find ourselves once again talking about vulgar and insulting comments and what constitutes an appropriate reaction to them. To recap: earlier this month, George Hook held forth on his radio show on the issue of rape. At the core of his monologue was the following question: “Is there no blame now to the person who puts themselves in danger?” Responses were swift. Dalata Hotels, the company behind his...

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