"I do not like snot on the flag, but I will defend your right to death," would be the paraphrase of Voltaire's phrase that an apostle of freedom of expression would have to apply to affaire Dani Mateo in The intermediate, the penultimate Spanish scandal (it is likely that another one will be released before this is published). The first objection is that Voltaire never said, let it be known, that "I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". It was one of his biographers, Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who put it in his mouth as a literary license in a 1906 book. That is, we can not trust or parents of freedom of expression to defend freedom of expression. Dani Mateo can not count, a priori, with Voltaire to get out of the mess, and many of us who have turned to him to defend comedians in distress in similar circumstances, we have tired of citing it in vain.