Latest on Listener vs free speech

frankbi has the latest on the Listener against free speech. Pamela Stirling, after using dubious legal threats to shut up a critic says:

So that, we’re not into censorship of any kind. As we discussed with Brian Leyland, the Voltaire quote, you know: “I disagree with what you say, but I would defend to the death your right to say it.”

Also worth checking out at the link is an interview with BBC journalist Alex Kirby on “balance” in reporting on climate change.

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  1. #1 Chris
    April 29, 2008

    Bearing in mind that Voltaire didn’t actually say that; it’s a later distillation of what he was thought to mean. Good enough as a shorthand summary, I suppose, but don’t put too much weight on it.