THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON student newspaper accepted a web advertisement from an organization called the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH). The CODOH claims that the Holocaust never happened as portrayed in the media and history books.
Some people were outraged that the school paper would accept an ad (published for $75) from such a controversial group.
The editor of the paper defended the newspaper by writing, "The UW community has every ability to confront these lies and reject them on their face. To remove this advertisement would assume our community lacks the intellectual integrity to properly define this movement as an affront to objective truths."
Would you accept an advertisement (and payment) from a controversial group? Would not accepting the advertisement be the same as censoring?
6 months ago