At the Rafe Mair birthday celebration last week, we got to hear Rafe tell an anecdote about writing a piece celebrating free speech. The article was written for the Ryerson School of Journalism, but, after it was submitted, they refused to publish.
Rafe wrote about the experience at The Common Sense Canadian.
Free Speech, Censorship, and Why Ryerson’s Journalism Program Can Go F#@k Itself
After reading Rafe, consider Bill Good’s often repeated claim that in 50 years of journalism, no owner or manager ever told him what to say or not to say. Mr. Good may not admit it, but he understands Rafe’s words perfectly. The words?
Either self-censor or be censored.
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