On college campuses, cracking down on dissident viewpoints isn’t censorship; it’s just “reducing paper waste.”
In a move that certainly looks like a revenge of sorts for The Argus publishing a conservative take on #BlackLivesMatter, Wesleyan University’s student government voted to consider cutting the student newspaper’s funding.
The Argus, Wesleyan’s main student publication, currently publishes twice a week. Recently, an op-ed by a conservative white veteran that mildly criticized some tactics of the BLM movement provoked a backlash from the campus’s far-left activists, who in turn pressured the student government to cut funding to the paper. The activists also vowed to destroy any physical copies of the paper they could get their hands on.