When one of our major educational institutions is accused of racism, is it proper for one newspaper to control the news? Columbia University has been been undergoing its own internal investigation (yes, another!) about complaints of strong anti-Israel bias by its professors. According to the NY Sun:
In an effort to manage favorable coverage of its investigation into the complaints, the university disclosed a summary of the committee’s report only to the Columbia Spectator, the campus newspaper, and the New York Times. Those newspapers, sources indicated to The New York Sun last night, made an agreement with the central administration that they would not speak to the students who made the complaints against the professors.
No comment necessary, I suppose… although some Columbia students apparently have a mind of their own. Go figure. (hat tip: Dave Sobel)