NBC Fears Colleges Becoming 'Islands of Intolerance' As MSNBC Cheers How Commencement Speakers 'Drop Like Flies'

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/05/16/nbc-fears-colleges…; target="_blank">cross-post </a>on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em></p><p>While a Thursday article posted on MSNBC.com <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2014/05/15/msnbc-cheers-feist…; target="_blank">celebrated college commencement speakers who "drop like flies"</a> due to to "feisty campus dissent," on Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, correspondent Peter Alexander warned: <strong>"On campuses in the last two years, 25 speakers have withdrawn or been disinvited....The growing trend is fueling concern that campuses could become islands of intolerance."</strong><br /><br />A soundbite was included of Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education observing: "The danger here is that we send a message to students that they have a right to only hear from people that they already agree with. It becomes very difficult to find anyone you can invite to speak who's done anything interesting with their lives."</p>

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