Saturday, February 18, 2006

Standing up

The editor and publisher of the Rocky Mountain News on his decision to print the cartoons and the reaction of the public which was overwhelming favorable.
This whole experience of publishing these cartoons has been enough for me to want to wear a Danish flag pin in solidarity with that country and to regret - at least during this test of journalism's commitment to free speech - my membership in the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Not everyone in the media is a spineless, groveling coward. Some actually do stand up for free speech and freedom. Very few. John Temple is one of them.

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