posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Magnum007
Agreed, but she shouldn't be "coerced" (for lack of better term) into resigning over the comments because it clashes with "conventional"
Vor78 already touched upon this and I agree with what they are saying.
As an individual she has the ability to speak her mind. Being in the position that she is in, there is a lot of responsibility in what she says. If
the coersion occured from Government because her statements were not lock step to the tune of the official stance, then an inquiry must be made.
If the pressure was coming from the general public in which she is serving through her reporting, then there was no violation of her 1st Amendment
rights to free speech. That is a product of what happens in a free press and a free market. The demand for her reporting will undoubtably decline
because of her choice words.
While we have the ability to speak freely and openly, there is an amount of responsibility that is carried with it. For years now I have witnessed an
effort to remove personal responsibility from all aspects of our lives. In my opinion, besides those that are finding some sort of conspiracy in
regards to this are perpetuating that very notion by complaining she is retiring over her comments.