Wednesday, February 15, 2006
2 Illini editors suspended-- So much for freedom of Press
U. of I. cartoon flap brings investigation
The editor in chief of a student-led newspaper serving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been suspended after printing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that, when published in Europe, enraged Muslims and led to violent protests in the Middle East and Asia.
Editor Acton Gorton and his opinions editor, Chuck Prochaska, were relieved of their duties at The Daily Illini on Tuesday while a task force investigates "the internal decision-making and communication" that led to the publishing of the cartoons, according to a statement by the newspaper's publisher and general manager, Mary Cory.
Gorton said he expects to be fired at the conclusion of the investigation, which is expected to take two weeks.
Chicago Tribune Story
Yeah. Freeeeeedom of the Press!!!
The Universities are all boogered up (as my old Grandfather used to say) over this issue. On one hand their PC world is anti-religion, on the other their PC world is pro-free speech, and on the third they are for multiculturalism to the point where nothing "bad" can be said about minorities regardless of context, truth, or relevance.
We can now see that the U of I is more concerned with multiculturalism than either anti-religion OR free speech.