Can books, movies or the Internet kill?

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The American public may be having second thoughts about free speech. A new poll shows that while most Americans favor free speech, just over 50 percent believe the First Amendment should not protect offensive information, like the posting of bomb-making instructions on the Internet.
Joe Lieberman seems to touch a cord with many Americans by calling on the entertainment industry to draw some lines and stop some of the violence, sex and incivility.
What-s happening to the First Amendment? Are the courts and the court of public opinion telling us we-ve had enough?
On Reporter's Notebook, new hate crimes numbers fly in the face of the latest hate crimes theories?



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton