The only thing that fails here is your logic.
Yeah ? keep talking ....
Freedom of speech does not mean the freedom to purposefuly lie and offend anyone, to violate someone's dignity.
Really ? would you like to apply that to countless articles of GW ?
The dignity of every human is also protected by Polish law. Therefore I praise the court for ruling against Rymkiewicz and for having the courage to speak the obvious (at least obvious for some on PF).
the case against Rymkiewicz is nonsense because such interpretation of the law would render all public debate impossible.
Basically you're saying that one can say anything as long as one doesn't offend somebody or his (defined by himself dignity).
Which is another nonsense because that would be opposite of free speech. Limits yes, lies, profanities, malicious untrue rumors, yes that is not free speech.
In politics and political debate such restraints should be even more relaxed!
That is especially true for GW - a newspaper that is so political and used frequently in the published articles opinions and point of view which given your interpretation of freedom of speech should be punishable by the law.
GW wrote that Kaczynski want to become dictator, falsify election and many more.
Politicians whose GW editors did not like, they never hesitated to claim those politicians are spiritual heirs of the Black Sotnia, or ayatollah.
Lets wage here :
- an individual speaking his mind about editors and political line of a newspaper
- A powerful newspaper, publishing its views in hundreds of thousands copies.
Who is more influential?
Both expressed their opinion (GW many times).
Who was punished ?
It appears that in practice GW can freely do the same for which Rymkiewicz had been punished. Seems that that would be a contrary to what the free speech is all about.
Your comments show that state and law doesn't mean much to you, unless they are on your side.
That is the pick of hypocrisy, you're accusing me of your own malady. Please write more in this tenor for everyone to see your utter contempt for law and justice.
This posts are written by a supporter of PiS, a party of declared state worshippers. I don't think that Poland needs such love ;/
What has it got to do with anything ? Did I ask you who do you support or which football team do you support ?That information is irrelevant to me but not for an utterly biased and political partisan like you.
Your first and uttermost loyalty is your clique. Not honor, not country, not law, not justice, not the truth but the clique. You don't ask yourself is he guilty or not but is he ours or not?.
You have no clue what free speech means and what freedom means and you never will, you are what I call a Soviet-Pole.A waste of space.
As I said, if the law is not on your side, then it is a bad law, isn't Ironside?
Not as an answer to you but to somebody who is reading this thread.
I think that the RCC in Poland because of historical facts needs protection against publicity stunts aimed at religion and against vulgar remarks uttered by talentless blond bimbos for no other reason than to be present on TV.
I have nothing against any opinion about the RCC expressed in a tactful manner and if the point of discussion is about some issue not winging.
It is amusing that you decided to defend Rymkiewicz The Hypocrite. I guess you founded common ground....
I'm not defending Rymkiewicz but I'm defending freedom in Poland which is clearly in danger.
Rymkiewicz asked by Piotr Rogowski
You still do not understand ! He (Rymkiewicz) can be right he can be wrong but he still has a right to express his opinion without prosecution. It is not a case for courts and that is what the court should state.
You clearly have no idea or do not grasp the concept of freedom of speech. You do not grasp the Polish spirit and Polish culture, you are spiritual alien !