Comments on: A deserving press http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2011/12/01/a-deserving-press/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: reveldor http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2011/12/01/a-deserving-press/#comment-50 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 04:31:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=41#comment-50 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.

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