Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.Who could disagree with something quite so noble? Why, the very first witness to go before today's Media Inquiry, Deakin University Associate Professor and avowed Trot Martin Hirst, who tweeted the following observation after leaving the stand:
What is it about the First Amendment the journalism professor finds so outdated?
UPDATE: Actually, there is something else to like about America -- its citizens come up with sites like Rate My Professor, where those paying for an education can let others know if they are getting their money's worth. Wouldn't it be just wonderful to have a similar outlet in Australia?