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Double-Standards and the danger therein

Reader comment on item: Columbia University vs. America

Submitted by Rube Longfellow (Germany), Apr 2, 2003 at 17:41

The boys at instapundit.com said it perfectly; and I mean *perfectly*: "would the university be so quick to protect his free-speech rights if he had wished for a million matthew frasers?".

I'm moderate, not conservative, and I do not believe that the right free speech applies to hate-mongering in private institutions. In the end, it's a decision for the faculty and management of Columbia to take care of this knucklehead. If not, then it tells us where Columbia stands on the issue.

Private institutions have a *right* to hire and fire people who publicly damage their image. This man should be working at the London Daily Mirror with Peter Arnett.

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