Alan Shanoff – Social Justice: Heed chilling warning

Law Times – Alan Shanoff – Social Justice: Heed chilling warning


The spectre of the Maclean’s case is chilling. Win or lose, publications, whether large or small, will engage in subconscious self-censorship. Smaller publications or publications with limited resources will surely engage in conscious self-censorship.

How is an editor to know what might or might not offend the sensibilities of any identifiable group? Any controversial statements about any religion or race are potentially subject to sanction if anybody finds them offensive. Writing about Chinese treatment of Tibetans or Tiananmen Square may offend some Chinese.

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