this may have been posted before but is a pretty interesting read - http://www.frankieboyle.com/frankie/free-speech.html
found myself agreeing with most of it, in particular -
"I find it incredibly worrying that we no longer need to hear the actual content of the thing we're told to be offended by. We hear of people being arrested for tweets without the tweet being reported; comics are blasted for routines that aren't printed; newspapers hire lip-readers to find something to get offended by at the tennis and then print the resulting fuckfest as asterisks. And who decides whether we should be outraged at something we haven't seen or heard? The press. Our seething collective Id. None of us would trust a journalist to hold our pint while we went to the bathroom, yet we allow them to be ethical arbiters for the entire culture."
just can't imagine the likes of jerry sadowitz's career getting off the ground in the climate we currently live in, seems fucking mental to think he used to have a show on channel 5