Sorry! i will from now on change the colours in my posts!
JSM i will provide you with an example of sorts.
Due to the Hutton Inquiry, there has been a dispense of a 30-year-rule and the disclosure of dozens of contemporary emails and documents from the heart of the government. Consequently, blowing a hole in the case against greater freedom of information.
The inquiry has also been uncomfortable for the media (the apparent mouthpieces for free speech), revealing much about the editors' relationships to their journalists. Secrecy, hidden agendas, freedom of information-all aspects which are important to our discussion-have been crucial in this inquiry!
But is has also exposed the clash between those who deal with words as a means of presentation, spin, exaggeration and half-truths, and those who believe words matter. In short: it's told us a great deal about the world we're living in.
There is an extremely delicate relatinship between law and its authority and freedom of expression. It's so important you recognise this, and stop claiming that freedom of speech should be absolute!