Free Speech Under Fire

When journalists say what people want to hear, they are society’s “watchdogs”.  But when they speak otherwise, they can be attacked, along with the very principles that define their work.  This is the case for a student and her editorial cartoon that appeared in The Daily Texan.  She took heat for a cartoon that was meant to provoke thought and commentary…that’s what editorial cartoons do.  The student apologized for the cartoon.  RTNDA Chairman Kevin Benz says she has no reason to apologize.  I agree.

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