My two cents worth on an elected or appointed editor: Elected gets my vote. The newspaper should be independent of the government. If anyone who believes the editor is unconstitutionally exceeding their authority can file suit against the editor. I agree. Things along the lines of no recruiting spam would be good. However, once again. If you come up with the "Seven Words You Can't Say On Television," because we are dealing with humans, it is inevitable that list will grow based on fictitious politically correct grounds and butthurt. That is a really bad precedent to set. The other problem is that vague undefined terms like "respectful," "hurtful" and "hate speech" are going to lead to problems like the one that lead to this court case. So there is a fine line in there that is going to be difficult to find. Perhaps something along the lines of free speech shall carry extreme weight when making subjective decisions about content.