Media

Feb 13, 2017

The right’s ‘free speech’ obsession has created a monster

The freedom to say the most monstrous things possible is fueling the rise of fascism.

David Salter

Journalist and former Media Watch executive producer.

Now we know.

Whenever the opponents of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act are asked what, specifically, that part of the law is preventing them from saying they just roll their eyes and claim that this is a matter of principle: it’s not what may be said that’s at issue but our right to say it.

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