Freedom of speech is a relative thing. By that, I mean it’s not as pure as its most ardent advocates claim. For example, the wealthy and powerful have more of it because they have greater access to media. They can even purchase entire newspapers, magazines and television stations. Similarly, the traditionally privileged — white, male, western, straight — have also enjoyed the benefits of free speech far more than those outside the circle of comfort. In other words, context and nuance are at play.