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The Clemson Tiger Instructs Harvard Crimson on Issues of a Free Press

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Bradley R. Smith, Founder
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
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The Clemson Tiger published my modest ad asking why Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander of the Allied armies on the Western front during WWII, did not mention the German WMD (gas chambers) when he wrote his account of that campaign in his Crusade in Europe, published in 1948. THE TIGER may have been criticized for doing so, but it did not fall apart and beg forgiveness.

When my question was published in the Harvard Crimson, the president of that paper published a statement in which he prostrated himself, sweating, before Hillel and other special interests. The Crimson staff published a hysterical letter apologizing again for allowing such a question to be asked in the Crimson. The Crimson staff expressed their hope that such a question would never again be allowed to be asked in any student newspaper.

Harvard is the most famous university in America. As of September 2009 it had a financial endowment of $26-Billion. In spite of the fame and the Billions of dollars behind it, Harvard University has produced a class of student journalists that is unwilling, for whatever hidden reasons, to meet the minimum standards of a free press and open debate when challenged by special interests.

The Clemson Tiger acted in the name of journalisms highest ideals. They understand that controversy is not „immoral,‰ that asking questions and allowing questions to be asked is how a free exchange of ideas is forwarded in a free press. The Tiger staff, rather than falling to its knees before influential special interests, allowed an exchange of letters in response to the ad, both pro and con, to be published on its Website.

Someone at Harvard should put together a little confab with the Crimson staff. Buck up their spirits a bit. Unless, of course, Harvard faculty and Harvard administration agree with how the Crimson handled this affair. Is that possible? Do you think it is not?

With Clemson, we don‚t have to worry about it. The Tiger staff can take care of itself. Like adults.

See President Child‚s letter

Read The Crimson Staff letter:

See the ad we ran on the Clemson Tiger:

Here is the discussion going at the Clemson Tiger: