Efforts to undermine the legitimacy or independence of the press, the statement reads, “betray the country’s most cherished values and undercut one of its most significant strengths.”
NCAC’s letter condemns the producer’s actions and describes how Columbia’s University’s commitment to free speech, academic freedom, and journalistic excellence are incompatible with censorship.
Author Laurie Stone was abruptly asked to censor her reading because it did not match the university’s values.
Legal experts believe Trump’s continued legal threats to the NY Times are empty, stunts that prove his disrespect for 1st Amendment protections.
Iconic American musician Pete Seeger was censored by CBS over an anti-war song he wanted to perform on the Smother Brothers TV show.