FIRE on Bloomberg and Tufts in ‘The Huffington Post’

By May 27, 2007

Popular website ‘The Huffington Post’ has published an open letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg authored by FIRE President Greg Lukianoff. Mayor Bloomberg’s recent commencement address at Tufts University praised Tufts for its supposed commitment to free speech—when, in fact, Tufts has recently punished the very students Bloomberg cites for publishing a parody of affirmative action policies and a satirical advertisement critical of Islam. In the letter, FIRE informs Bloomberg that “it appears you have been badly misled by the Tufts administration concerning the university’s respect for free speech in the incident you mentioned.”

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