The Colorado Springs Gazette editorial: Abusers of freedom behead free speech
Author: Wayne Laugesen - June 1, 2017 - Updated: June 1, 2017
We live in a complex, exciting and dangerous time when social media and 24-hour entertainment networks give everyone an open microphone. The potential benefits and pitfalls loom large.
Free speech has never been put to a greater test.
The most recent example of open mic derangement syndrome comes courtesy of comedienne Kathy Griffin. It is the latest episode of an American exercising freedom without self-restraint, hoping a groveling apology will undo all harm.
“I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong,” Griffin said.