This how freedoms go these days - not with a bang, nor with a whimper, but with a sneer. When, for instance, the Beehive Bludgers propose a ban on parliamentary TV footage being used to satirise them, to ridicule them, to denigrate them - all forms of accolade so richly deserved by the Bludgers - the media's various "cool kids" pop up as enablers, sneering at those who object to Nanny's advances.
"Leftist lickspittle" Finlay McDonald gives an object lesson here in how Nanny State has got so powerful: because "cool kids" like him just don't give a shit. Who cares about boring stuff like free speech, right? How uncool. How yesterday.