Georgetown University: Student Newspaper's Censorship of Columnist
The editor-in-chief of the Georgetown University's student newspaper, The Hoya, has resorted to student self-censorship. David Jung Wong, a sophomore from Hollywood, Florida, fired Robert Swope, a conservative columnist, for having angered campus feminists with his weekly op-eds. Wong was unhappy with Swope's unrepentant politically incorrect views and took it upon himself to rid the paper of its token conservative columnist. Wong's decision has been the subject of discussion in a number of national publications, almost exclusively by intellectually diverse and liberty-loving female authors. Cultural critic Camille Paglia, libertarian intellectual Wendy McElroy, Jewish World Review columnist Michelle Malkin, National Review's Kathryn Lopez, and the Washington Times's Andrea Billups have all torn into The Hoya for shamelessly silencing Swope.
- "Georgetown Student Newspaper Under Fire for Censoring Conservative Columnist," April 7, 2000: FIRE sheds sunlight on the case of a Catholic university where it is politically incorrect to express Catholic views.
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by Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, May 5, 2000
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Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, April 7, 2000
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Salon.com, April 5, 2000
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LewRockwell.com, April 2, 2000
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Townhall.com, March 31, 2000
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National Review, March 31, 2000