Who knew that you can get a PhD without ever once having the First Amendment explained to you?
In America, your right to say idiotic things is affirmed by the First Amendment.
Your audience's right to call your sponsors and tell them that they think you're an idiot is also affirmed by the First Amendment.
And, finally, your sponsor's right to say "You're fired, you idiot!" is affirmed by the First Amendment.
Got it, Laura?