The Death of Free Speech in Sweden and California

Earlier this month, under the headline “Words are not innocent,” the Swedish newspaper Dagbladet ran an opinion piece by its cultural editor, Kaj Schueler, which was, essentially, an attack on Sweden’s newly minted Free Press Society. It was one of several such attacks directed at the organization in recent weeks by members of Sweden’s mainstream media, all of which made essentially the same arguments as Schueler – who, early in his article, summed up his position as follows: “According to the Free Press Society, we no longer have real freedom of speech in Sweden. They are wrong – we have it. But since words are not innocent, there are limits to free speech.” Read More:

And now from CA which is killing free speech and the 1st Amendment Right to it, Los Angeles Passes Resolution Against ‘Intolerable’ Radio Speech

Los Angeles Passes Resolution Against Intolerable Speech
The Los Angeles City Council has passed a resolution condemning speech on radio that some may find “intolerable.”
According to the local CBS station in L.A., Councilmember Jan Perry “introduced legislation this week that would call upon media companies to ensure ‘on-air hosts do not use and promote racist and sexist slurs’ on radio and other broadcasts.”
The resolution, which the L.A. Times notes is only a “symbolic” move, passed 13-2.

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