Re: Free speech vs. big money spin

Eric Watt Forste (
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 09:46:32 -0700

Rick Knight writes:
> I don't really associate "free speech" with a multi-billion dollar
> industry's ability to exercise it sensibly, with conscience or any
> other motive than how much money they can make off their product.

Yeah, the motives of legislators and bureaucrats are so much nobler and
purer than the motives of businessmen, we'd better make sure they have
veto power over what gets said. I'd much rather be brainwashed by Bill
Clinton and Newt Gingrich than by Hugh Hefner or Bill Gates, wouldn't

(Hint: I'm being sardonic.)

Eric Watt Forste ++ ++ expectation foils perception -pcd