A lesson in ‘free press’

newspaper Mayor Philip Amicone of Yonkers has just received what looks like a very expensive lesson in basic Constitutional rights. Even if a newspaper publishes things that you say are untrue and hurtful to your family and to your re-election bid, and even if the paper seems to be on a political crusade against you, you cannot respond by making the paper’s news racks disappear from city streets.  NYT

An $8 million error. You don’t have to like it and you can complain vigorously, but you cannot suppress it, even if it is in extremely bad taste.


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