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The 12th annual Muzzle Awards

The Phoenix Muzzle Awards, my annual round-up of New England violators of free speech and personal liberties, is online now, accompanied by Harvey Silverglate’s sidebar of outrages against freedom of expression in academia.

I’ll be on “NightSide with Dan Rea,” on WBZ Radio (AM 1030), tomorrow at 9 p.m. to talk about the Muzzles and maybe a little politics. Hope you’ll tune in.

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  1. Rich

    Can't agree on the Pat Lynch thing. I have no truck with people who claim journalists are some sort of uber-citizens who are entitled to special rights. It disgusts me..Either everyone should get the benefits of a "I'm not going to tell you who told me that" shield or nobody should.

  2. Dan Kennedy

    Rich: I didn't have room to get into in the detail I would have liked, but (1) no shield law would be absolute, because it would violate the Constitution; it would simply give journalists a chance to make their case; and (2) a good shield law would protect journalism, not journalists, with, say, bloggers having an opportunity to convince a judge that they deserve protection.

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