“Free speech” arguments are often used to suggest that any kind of content ever should pass without remark or challenge, and that’s not actually how it works. Free speech gives you a right, but it also gives others a right to respond to you.
From Glamazons Blog: When will writers learn that using the “n-word” is highly inappropriate? Just weeks after Jackie Magazine called Rihanna a “n*ggabitch” then apologized and retracted it, here we are again. A writer at Gawker attempted to pick fun at Kanye West‘s twitter rant about his new company Wednesday night by using the “n-word” again….