Quotable: Barry Nolan on the myth of free speech

“In today’s America, speech is only ‘free’ when you are talking down to someone less powerful that you. Speak ‘up’ — and look out.

“In your work life, they can fire you, as I found out, for quietly saying something that is widely known to be true. Put a lid on it.”

Barry Nolan, who was fired for telling the awful truth about Bill O’Reilly at an awards banquet where the latter was undeservedly honored for being a professional liar

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