Letter to the editor: About free speech

Posted 1/16/19

A letter in the 10 Jan. edition conflates free speech with freedom of the press. Yes, both are protected by the First Amendment, but we all know that free speech essentially means the government …

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Letter to the editor: About free speech

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A letter in the 10 Jan. edition conflates free speech with freedom of the press. Yes, both are protected by the First Amendment, but we all know that free speech essentially means the government can’t discriminate against you if you express your opinion; but your employer can. Freedom of the press is a responsibility “journalists” accept to gather, confirm, re-confirm and report on factual information that is vetted by a responsible editorial board.This responsibility means they can be held civilly liable for inaccuracies and criminally responsible for willful untruths. They do not deal in opinions. The forum for that is the Op-Ed page where, ironically, I found that initial letter!
Paul Barnkow,
Arvada

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