Wednesday night on the Tucker Carlson show, Tucker debated an English professor from Colby College who wrote a pro-Berkeley editorial in the New Republic.
The professor argues that it’s okay for a state-owned college to shut down free speech if they make a “value judgement” that the speaker is not beneficial to their politics.
“Rejecting campus speakers is not an assault on free speech,” wrote the professor, Aaron Hanlon.
Cleverly, Tucker asked Hanlon to name one liberal speaker who has been prevented from speaking on a campus due to that policy. Hanlon avoided answering the question.
As pointed out by Judge Napolitano of Fox News, a private university has every right to screen speaking engagements organized by student groups.
However, as Berkeley is owned by the state of California, the college is bound by law to abide free speech under the 1st Amendment.