Re: How Dare You!
"Basically the rule now is you cannot offend any one"
No the rule is as it has always been - Say what you want but be prepared to deal with the consequences.
"Free speech means the freedom to offend"
Yes, but most adults have learned that causing unnecessary offence isn't a great idea.
Go down to Harlem stand on a street corner and shout the N word... don't worry, as long as you explain calmly that you are within your rights to express your speech freely Im sure you will be fine.
That said I do kind of agree with you that people are far too quick to call offence now and the fall out from what is in effect a very small issue is all too often blown out of all proportion.