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Cancel Culture and the Free Speech Argument

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Azrael, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  3. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    This will end well.
     
  4. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    Interesting food for thought. And I have previously read the response to the Harper 150, who I largely thought were full of it.
     
  5. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    What makes it good? What makes it smart?

    And, yes, I read the piece. Fairbanks obliquely refers to some third group that has concerns for cancel culture, but simultaneously sees a need for new voices. She says she has a problem with the way free speech has been wielded on the left as a silencing tool, but doesn't unpack any of those examples.

    Perhaps a distinction I haven't made about what troubles me is this: When unions attempt internal purges of co-workers or bosses because of political views, and/or leak these exposes to other news media, yeah, I *generally* think it's a little strange and a little shitty. Activists shaming sponsors of Tucker Carlson? Meh. That's the definition of free speech - voting with one's wallet, if you will.
     
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  7. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    "Obliquely?"

    c'mon

    It's a good essay insofar as it suggests that opposing poles aren't the only positions possible in this debate over "cancel culture."

    And I didn't say it was smart. I said it's a smart place from which to continue the debate. And it is.
     
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Why?
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    because it isn't locked forever into some self-victimizing state of paralyzing ideological paranoia?
     
  11. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    yes but who wrote the piece

    the media
     
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

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