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Free speech absolutists needed for Milo ?

Why do free speech absolutists scurry out of the woodwork to defend Milo Yiannopoulos, Richard Spencer, and Ann Coulter, but not Linda Sarsour, George Ciccariello-Maher, or Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor?

Have we made up our mind on whose "opposing views" are okay for college students to hear ?

-- Joshua Adams is a writer, journalist, and adjunct instructor at DePaul University. He holds a B.A. in African American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Journalism M.A. from the University of Southern California.

As more liberal journalists fight against the idea of liberalism as "feelings over facts," a whole news industry on the right fueled grievances, fears, attacks, and false equivalencies. It's also why outlets like MSNBC can have scholars and activists on to explain why "black-on-black crime" is a racist term, and also get political commentary from former reporters of Breitbart, a site with tags dedicated to "black crime" and "black-on-black violence." If this is the type of "balance" news outlets need to have, then the burden should be equally distributed, not just for "the liberal media."


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