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Archive for November 28th, 2006

Burning the village to save it

Posted by metaphorical on 28 November 2006

The story, from WCSH in Portland, story is brief, but the lead sentence says it all anyway, at least for those of us collecting entries for the “Most Orwellian Moment of 2006” competition.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used a New Hampshire event dedicated to freedom of speech to say the United States will have to re-examine that constitutional right as it fights terrorism.

Kind of reminds you of this gem from back in March 2003:

Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia is slated to accept a free speech award today in Cleveland. Among the conditions Scalia put on his appearing to accept the award: a wholesale ban on any media presence.

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