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“The true story of free speech in America” April 8, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Drama in Wilton, Legit, Theater.
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Some who claim to have been on “our side” of the “Voices In Conflict” issue are now saying that those who continue to post about it are “beating a dead horse” and should “move on”. After all, it’s been two whole weeks since the New York Times article. Hey, it’s getting boring. Don’t you have any more Derek and Clive videos?

To them, I commend a column by Robert Fisk from the London newspaper The Independent. Fisk has been the Independent‘s Middle East correspondent for almost thirty years. He is the author of The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East.

At the end of his column, Fisk hits the nail on the head about why the “Voices in Conflict” scandal is emblematic and important. The blogger scarce got to this subject at MyLeftNutmeg before I did, and put it better than I could.

But these are my words: It is because of the Tim Cantys of America that we got into the war in Iraq; it will only be with the help of the Bonnie Dickinsons that we can get out.

Here is an interview Fisk gave to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on March 5:

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part 2

part 3

part 4

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