Biden transition team pick wrote op-ed pushing restrictions on speech

Biden transition team pick wrote op-ed pushing restrictions on speech
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[Ed. – Well, if you can’t burn Qurans you can’t burn Bibles either. In fact, you can’t burn my favorite football coffee table book or my buddy here will start blowing people up.  Hater!]

Richard Stengel is the Biden transition “Team Lead” for the US Agency for Global Media, the US government media empire that includes Voice of America, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Stengel, an Obama administration alumnus, wrote last year in a Washington Post op-ed that US freedom of speech was too unfettered and that changes must be considered.

He wrote: “All speech is not equal. And where truth cannot drive out lies, we must add new guardrails. I’m all for protecting ‘thought that we hate,’ but not speech that incites hate.”

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Stengel offered two examples of speech that he has an issue with: Quran burning and circulation of “false narratives” by Russia during the 2016 election.

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