Correction to August 28, 2006 FIRE Update
August 30, 2006
In Monday’s FIRE Update, we erroneously stated that NYU President John Sexton had repeatedly denied FIRE’s claims that the NYU administration’s actions in the Mohammed cartoon controversy constituted censorship. While spokespeople for NYU had publicly defended the university’s actions, even going so far as to compare the cartoons to a live smallpox virus, President Sexton himself did not respond to any of FIRE’s repeated entreaties until after we wrote to NYU’s Board of Trustees. The statements attributed to President Sexton in the FIRE Update are contained in his August 15, 2006 letter to FIRE, and were not made by him prior to that date. We apologize for the error.