It is pretty unprofessional of don to push the boundary. If this case is about free speech then that kinda discredits him in the sense that it doesn't matter what he says. He can say whatever he wants even if it is BS or unrealistic, which in this case it obviously is!
You must remember that Staniford is the defendant. He is defending against Mainstream trying to muzzle him because they argue he is saying untrue statements about them. I think if you look at all Stanifords statements, you will find some truth in all of them and at the very least you would be hard pressed to prove that the statements are not true....
Salmon farming kills - they kill seals for example
Salmon farming harms the environment - of course it does
Salmon farming products make people sick - if a person eats enough PCB's they will get sick and die. That's why the EPA suggests limiting the intake of farmed salmon.
Salmon farming does illegal activities - they just admitted guilt to that
Salmon farming's business and products kill the environment - you know very well that it's a dead zone under the pens
This is just a few of the examples...
Change and reforms only happen when individuals "push the boundaries". They couldn't do this if they were muzzled. If individuals didn't push boundaries women wouldn't be voting..... Slavery wouldn't have been abolished.