With most American newspapers caving both financially and in objectivity, it's nice to occasionally stroll over on the web and read "The Australian." It's always wonderfully insightful and out-of-the-box from our major domestic papers. In my browsing, I found this article:
"The year 2008 deserves to be seen as a year of anticipatory surrender, a year when the West decided to roll over on free speech of its own accord. Just in case. No threats. No demands. Just suppress controversial speech in advance, just in case it causes offence. You understand, we don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. In fact, such a trashing of core Western values is difficult to understand."
Read the whole thing here.