The Post editorial board: The Mark Steyn complainants don’t understand freedom of speech

What Mr. Awan and his benefactors at the CIC want is all the power of the press with none of the risk or cost. They want the government to help them leverage someone else’s presses for their personal views.

Oh, yes, and while they’re at it, they would like to silence and punish those who disagree with them by having a judge create some previously unknown Charter protection against “group defamation” with penalties of “a few million dollars.” Just winning equal time is not enough, chilling the speech of their opponents is also very much part of their agenda.

While Mr. Awan and his co-complainants wrap their cause in rights-talk, their actions betray their wrongheaded understanding of core freedoms.

The Rest.

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