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After making an ill-advised joke about the notorious butter scene in "Last Tango In Paris" to mark the demise of director Bernardo Bertolucci, critic David Edelstein faced a social media backlash — and was fired this week by NPR. Just a few days later, CNN canned Marc Lamont Hill after he gave a pro Palestine speech at the UN — including a phrase that some say is an anti-Israel dog whistle. What's the line between free speech and a fireable offense? And are these recent actions a justifiable correction of unacceptable behavior, or an extreme reaction?