Comments on: A deserving press Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 By: reveldor Fri, 02 Dec 2011 04:31:14 +0000 Yes, yes, yes! Freedom of speech belongs to everyone, not just to newspaper proprietors. But freedom of speech also carries responsibility and many who have abused it have paid a price. In 18th century London, for example, youths convicted of blasphemy has their tongues bored through with a red-hot poker. Others who offended with obscenities were put in the stocks and had vegetables hurled at them by angry passers-by.