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The Internet Responds To CBLDF Support For Milo Yiannopoulos' Publisher

Yesterday Bleeding Cool reported on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announcing support Simon & Schuster over their publication of Milo Yiannopoulos' autobiography Dangerous.

Reaction was… strong. CBLDF have offered a subsequent response.


It didn't seem to change things.

There was another question, asked a number of times,

I won't speak for Neil Gaiman, long time supporter of the CBLDF… so I'll just quote him of old.

If you accept – and I do – that freedom of speech is important, then you are going to have to defend the indefensible. That means you are going to be defending the right of people to read, or to write, or to say, what you don't say or like or want said. The Law is a huge blunt weapon that does not and will not make distinctions between what you find acceptable and what you don't. This is how the Law is made. People making art find out where the limits of free expression are by going beyond them and getting into trouble. […] The Law is a blunt instrument. It's not a scalpel. It's a club. If there is something you consider indefensible, and there is something you consider defensible, and the same laws can take them both out, you are going to find yourself defending the indefensible."

And there were some supporting voices.

Just not many.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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