Own opinion at Americans is an inadmissible luxury. It cannot be on all questions and to pay for it all the same it is necessary. Theoretically it is possible to tell about the American president everything, everything, however some other themes in America, similar, are forbidden. The American icon - the legendary singer, the veteran of the Second World War and pacifist Toni Bennett has got under criticism fire that has expressed the opinion on a broadcast.
He has told, that activity of America abroad has provoked terror.
Toni BENNETT: Who terrorists, they terrorists or we terrorists if both are not right, it does not bring good...
Subsequently Toni Bennet has undergone to the sharp criticism from some spheres - before to make the big efforts, to apologise before those its statements could offend whom.
Toni BENNETT: I am sorry that my statement could be treated somehow differently, than expression of love to my country.
America names itself the country free, however some ask a question why Toni Bennet's live legend it is compelled to apologise for the words.
ДЭННИ ШЕХТЕР, the director and the blogger: There is no tolerance to any sort to a deviation from an official line though we in the America very much are proud of a freedom of speech and so on... All so - until you do not start to speak forbidden things. In that case you can have problems as it happened already with many people of art, musicians, not only from Toni.
The freedom of speech has not helped to keep the work to variety of public people in the USA which have been dismissed after comments which ran counter to an official position American истэблишмента.
Journalist Helen Thomas who worked in the White house more half a century, has told, that Israelis should leave the earth which they have taken away from Palestinians, and it have compelled to leave - and then and to apologise.
ХЕЛЕН THOMAS, the dismissed journalist: Now people works deprive that they speak. About the president you can speak anything you like - but only not about Israel. It automatically transforms you into the anti-semite.
Former editor CNN across Near East Октавия Наср has lost work one year ago - because of one твИта.
She has written about the respect for the Lebanese ecclesiastic which is no time was considered as spiritual leader HezbollY, however then has torn with them all communications.
Наср also has apologised - but it has been quickly expelled from American мэйнстримовых mass-media.
CHRIS ЧЭМБЕРС, the professor of journalism: It is a question of consequences, social and economic. Pressure, rather than than real censorship is faster. I think, that other world should understand, what yes, it is possible to say everything, that will want, however consequences can be same pitiable, as well as in other country of the world.
The politicians, opposing official the points of view, too are exposed to criticism - for example, congressman Ron standing in presidents the Floor.
It have catcalled and have accused in непатриотичности. The same as also Toni Bennett when he has stated the point of view.
Has put even not so much that these people have told, for what they зашикали or were deprived by works... Business is faster that in the country which is proud of the freedom of speech, frequently for this freedom of speech it is necessary to pay.