March 05, 2003
Freedom of T-shirt slogans
Smug) American freedom of speech (war-)bloggers should check out this story. I was quite shocked myself:
Ananova - Man charged over peace T-shirt
A man has been charged with trespassing in a US shopping centre because staff objected to his T-shirt. It carried the slogans Peace On Earth and Give Peace A Chance.
(Also at MSNBC
, Google News
Update: more in ABCNews
Update2: corrected after realizing I had completely misunderstood Patrick Nielsen Hayden
's intentions of his posting
. Apologies, Patrick.
Why are you calling me names?
I'm completely opposed to the impending war on Iraq, so I don't exactly know where you get off imputing that I'm a "(war) blogger".
Second, take another look at the post you link to with the word "smug." If I were so "smug" about American versus European freedom-of-speech practices, would I have specifically invited my European readers to provide perspective on that IHT story? And then thanked them when they did, urging everyone else to read their comments? How "smug" is that?
I doubt that you like being accused of holding views and attitudes you don't hold. I don't either.
Patrick, in that case I totally misunderstood the tone in the posting I referred to in your blogs, and I'll be the first to apologize.
*adjusting original post*
Oh. Gracious, how handsome of you. My apologies in turn for being quite so cranky.
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