freedom of speech

freedom OF speech does not guarantee freedom FROM criticism

Deleting blog comments: exercise of Property Rights vs Free Speech

This accusation of suppressing speech online keeps on coming up (it’s a fundamental plank in the ongoing FTBullies smear campaign): the allegedly terrible awful no-good horrible “crime” of deleting comments on a blog. To which I say bah humbug pish tosh harrumph and quote a 2010 comment here: you have a right to access the Internet, not to access my audience via my resources.

Why is it always

… contrarians who can’t be arsed to set up their own free blog who whinge about being “silenced” when they’re not allowed to dominate comment threads on other people’s blogs?