the real reason had to do with Tracy’s view about Sandy Hook: that it was a hoax. It doesn’t matter whether you or I or anyone else agrees with his assessment. What matters is his inherent right to express his view.
The University doesn’t want to grant Tracy that right. The University is worried about press blowback and “reputation.” Apparently, shutting down free speech doesn’t affect the University’s standing in this day and age. It’s an easy sell.
Well, it shouldn’t be.
There is a lot riding on the outcome of this court case.
Where are the thousands of college professors all over the country who should be flocking to Tracy’s side with uncompromising support? Where are their voices?
These professors are already sold out or they’re afraid, and that tells you a great deal about the current academic climate in America.

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