Monday, March 06, 2006

The Future of the Press?

Perhaps this is an example of the press at large will have to function in the future.

A student’s column in the Oregon State University campus newspaper has prompted protests by Muslim students, who say it is offensive to their faith.

DD Bixby, the Oregon State University's Daily Barometer’s editor-in-chief said "editors have been checking copy with Muslim students, and on Tuesday deleted one paragraph from a piece scheduled to be published the next day. "

Voluntarily allowing their paper to be censored. What happened to the crusading reporter seeking out the truth? What happened to freedom of the press? Are they going to allow Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus to read the paper before it goes to print just in case some of them get offended too? Surely Muslims aren't being granted preferential treatment?

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