free speech rights http://wmot.org en Burriss on Media: Stolen Valor http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-stolen-valor <p>MURFREESBORO,&nbsp;Tenn.&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;One of the continuing questions about free speech asks, &ldquo;Are lies a protected form of communication?&rdquo; Within some narrow circumstances involving advertising and defamation, false statements are, in fact, protected.<br /><br /> But notice that false advertising and defamation can lead to direct, immediate harm. Other kinds of lying may be morally wrong, but their harm is generally negligible.<br /> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:34:10 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 8368 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Stolen Valor