The Knoxville New Sentinel made made me laugh after they reported on a Congressman demanding that these breath mints be removed from University of Tennessee bookstore shelves. The Congressman claimed his demand was not a violation of free speech. A UT law professor took exception when he proclaimed,
"Free speech is free speech. If you make fun of the president in a mint, it is just as much free speech as it is if you make fun of the president in a political cartoon."
Which is true, of course. But then at the bottom of the Knoxville News Sentinel article we read this message:
Comments on this story are now closed due to flagrant violations of our user policy.
One’s “free speech” is another’s “user policy.”