Accuracy in Media

The heckler’s veto won at University of California-Berkeley, once considered a bastion of free speech (mostly from the left-wing perspective). A heckler’s veto is when protesters and hecklers “veto,” shout down or shut down speeches and events in a disruptive manner.

The group that sponsored conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s speech, Young America’s Foundation, said it withdrew its sponsorship for the time being after protests were threatened.

But, how did the liberal media cover this threat to American freedom of speech?

CNN: Ann Coulter flap tests Berkeley’s free-speech credentials

New York Times: In Ann Coulter’s Speech Battle, Signs That Conservatives Are Emboldened

Washington Post: How Berkeley has become the far left and far right’s battleground

The Atlantic: UC Berkeley Gives Ann Coulter Exactly What She Wants





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