Publish but pay

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Should they pay for the security?

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  1. Indofred
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    We have that silly film knocking Islam and now, a French mag with pictures of the Prophet, naked on a film set.

    BBC News - France in embassy alert over Prophet Muhammad cartoons

    That must be costing the French government and many French institutions/businesses a small fortune.

    Should the magazine pay for this extra cost and should the American film makers pay for increased security in the US?
     
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    No. The price for a free society should not be paid by those exercising thier freedoms.
     
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    So the taxpayer and business should subsidise hate speech because it's their right to be nasty in a deliberate attempt to incite conflict?
     
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    Again, the price of a free society. Asking for people to pay for thier free speech basically makes it the realm of the wealthy and well off.

    So basically you get free speech being an economic benefit, not a benefit for all.

    Its basically censorship via the back door.
     
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    As long as you're happy to stand the cost of people making a profit.
    In the case of the film maker, it's reported he was paid $5 million to make a 20 minute load of old shit for youtube.

    He's laughing while you're paying.
    Enjoy.
     
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    If he was paid 5 million, he wouldn't be living in Cerritos.
     
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    If we all can pay for the infrastructure in which oil companies make hundreds of dollars per second, we can pay for the structure that assures speech.
    Freedom of expression is as sacred to America and some other countries and cultures as any religious article of faith is to any religion.
     
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    Money should have nothing to do with the exercise of the rights protected by the Bill of Rights.
     
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    If he makes ANY money off (what you call a "load of old shit" in the CLEAN forum) movie, there is greater injustice in the world.. Unpopular exercise of speech is actually unpopular. People don't flock to puff pieces about the KKK or gooble up books about the Protocols of the Elders.. You know that.. It's fringe looney territority.. We TOLERATE IT. Because one person's fringe is anothers main course.

    He's NOT gonna get rich from this unless YOU my pal --- make him an issue.. That's how America swings.. We don't REWARD deviance.. (Exceptions for Jerry Springer, the Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo and a hundred other "famous for nothings") :lol:
     
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    Milk companies make "hundreds of dollars per second"... Your Communist whining is really really starting to grate..
     

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