Critic: Although some people claim it is inconsistent to support freedom of speech and also support legislation li...

Robert on September 6, 2015

Answer D

Why can't answer choice D be correct? Thanks

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Melody on September 11, 2015

The critic's point here is that supporting a legislation that limits the amount of violence in TV programs is not inconsistent with supporting freedom of speech. Why? Because the damage done by violent programs is more harmful than the decrease in freedom of speech that would result from the limitations envisioned by the legislation.

Answer choice (B) helps support the argument by showing that indeed one can support freedom of speech, while understanding that it can be outweighed by other interests.

Answer choice (D) does not justify the critic's reasoning because the critic is not advocating to restrict freedom of speech, rather she is saying that the act of supporting the legislation does not mean that one does not support freedom of speech.

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