Editor’s Note: More proof that higher education is a colossal rip-off. Here’s the head of the country’s most prestigious and oldest journalist schools (at a university that remains a hotbed of intelligence agency recruitment) calling for free speech restrictions–on political speech with which he disagrees. Save your money, self-educate, and strive at becoming a true journalist.-JFT

Jonathan Turley
December 9, 2020

We have been discussing how reporters, editorscommentators, and academics have embraced rising calls for censorship and speech controls, including President-elect Joe Biden and key advisers.  

This includes academics rejecting the very concept of objectivity in journalism in favor of open advocacy. Now, Columbia Journalism Dean and New Yorker writer Steve Coll has denounced how the First Amendment right to freedom of speech was being “weaponized” to protect disinformation.

That’s right. A journalism dean and writer declaring that the problem is that free speech itself is allowing too much freedom on the Internet and other forums.

Coll’s comments came in a discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when he was asked by Kasie Hunt about the need for Big Tech to censor speech.

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  1. Yep ! no surprise there. And I got useless credits from that university many moons ago and turn down a full ride to Cornell. I guess I’m a academic snob. But on a serious note ,I think most American don’t realize that the repeal of the Smith -Mundlt Act by the popular Kenyan created the mind rape that happening right now. Or that Prof. Anthony Sutton predicted this many moons ago in his book, “How the Order Controls Education”. And later on Stanford fired him for telling the truth.

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