--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> This is where Judy tries to justify her support and promotion of 
> censorship.

Read it again, Shemp, as many times as necessary
for you to correct your misconception about what
censorship is.

> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > The three of you have claimed that those
> > who have called on ABC to fix the falsehoods
> > in "Path to 9/11" or cancel the broadcast
> > are advocating "censorship."
> > 
> > That is appallingly ignorant, and a 
> > misconception that is actually dangerous
> > to free speech.
> > 
> > Censorship is when some authority--usually
> > a governing body--*requires* an entity to
> > remove material it finds offensive and has
> > the power to enforce its order.
> > 
> > In the case of this film, the only authority
> > with the power to order the removal of the
> > material and enforce that order is ABC.
> > 
> > If the material were to be removed or the
> > showing canceled, it would be at ABC's behest,
> > because it had been persuaded that showing
> > the film as it is and as scheduled would not
> > serve the public interest.
> > 
> > To refer to expressions of the opinion that
> > ABC *should* remove the material as 
> > "censorship" is an attempt to intimidate those
> > who hold such opinions into not expressing them,
> > and is therefore itself an assault on free 
> > speech.
> > 
> > Just as ABC has the right to show the film,
> > members of the public have the right to say
> > they believe ABC *should not* show the film.
> > 
> > That is not "censorship" in any way, shape,
> > or form.  That, in fact, is free speech.
> >
> 
> 
> Intimidation is not censorship.
> 
> Yes, I understand now.
>






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