Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WHY Freedom Of Speech MATTERS, Dammit! Part Two

Mafia wants "Gomorra" author dead by Christmas
Police in Italy are looking into reports that the Naples mafia plans to carry out its threat to kill the author of the best-selling book "Gomorra," which has been made into a hit movie about mafia brutality, by Christmas.

Roberto Saviano, 29, has lived in hiding with 24-hour police protection for the past two years since the "Camorra," as the mob in his hometown is known, decided to punish him for the huge success of his book, which is based on his own investigations.

It has sold 1.2 million copies in Italy and been translated into 42 languages. Now that it has hit the big screen and is a candidate for the Oscars, the mafia is even angrier and wants Saviano and his bodyguards killed as soon as possible.

Emphasis added by me.

Hey, how many of you would have the guts to call for someone to be fired and then meet that person face-to-face?

Previously here:

WHY Freedom Of Speech MATTERS, Dammit!
Takiji Kobayashi: Writer’s Revenge
Apple And A Tale Of Two Bannings
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!
They’d Just Shoot Me!
Michael Savage Laughed Out Of Court
Michael Savage, Crybaby

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