To the Editor:
Will the John DePetro supporters of the world please get one thing straight; no one has ever attacked or attempted to deny John DePetro his freedom of speech. Got that? DePetro can speak and say whatever he wants. As long as he is not advocating violence, his right is protected by the Constitution.
The Constitution, however, does not guarantee him the right to have a radio show. There is a big difference between denying someone their legitimate freedom of speech and urging he be removed from his radio program for a pattern of hate speech.
Many ill-informed people are buying into DePetro’s efforts to make himself into a hero – a champion of and rights of democracy.
He is anything but that. He is a first-class showman who makes money by spreading hate, fear and misinformation among the willfully ignorant.
Dorothy St Denis