There was a time when the Left championed free speech, (and the Right opposed it on issues such as pornography). No more. Read a typical Left reaction to the Bolt verdict here and here (although Crikey at least posted my comments).
If freedom of speech is to survive it’s up to the Right to salvage it – read Quadrant, IPA, and The Australian, e.g.here, here and here. When it comes to freedom of any kind, the Left cannot be counted on for anything more than the occasional hypocritical platitude.