On Wednesday, a bunch of student activists at Louisiana State University walked out of class at 11 a.m. to protest President Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees. They walked to the quad and formed a circle in solidarity of those they say were affected by a “Muslim ban.”
A conservative student named Chris Caldarera stood in the middle of the circle and corrected the protestors, relying on talking points from Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro’s article to explain that the executive order was not a Muslim ban, but rather a ban on individuals coming from seven countries. He was subsequently booed by the crowd of virtue-signaling leftists and was told to get out of the circle.
Here’s a video showing Caldarera’s exchange.
Quint Forgey, a former editor-in-chief of The Daily Reveille, tweeted at the author of this piece claiming that upper management’s decision to silence Caldarera did not constitute censorship “because he is not an opinion columnist.”
This would indeed be censorship if Chris were an ops columnist. But he's not.
— Quint Forgey (@QuintForgey) February 3, 2017