• Here’s Salman Rushdie Standing Up for the Freedom of Speech

    Salman Rushdie knows a thing or two about the freedom of expression. The “Satanic Verses” author — who faced Islamic death threats over his own writings in the late 1980’s — is now speaking out in favor of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

    The moment somebody says ‘Yes, I believe in free speech, BUT…,’ I stop listening,” Rushdie said. “The point about it is the moment you limit free speech, it’s not free speech. The point about it is that it’s free.”

    Right on, Salman.

    Now tell it to The Pope.

    You can watch a brief clip of Rushie’s remarks at the University of Vermont above.

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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