Journalistic courage at University of Maryland

More of the story on Bulldozer Bettie.

The 60 protesters who invaded the Diamondback offices demanded a formal apology for the cartoon to be printed, along with an article honoring Rachel Corrie.

But editor Parsons, flanked by two University of Maryland police officers said he would do no such things, because, “As a newspaper, we are the beneficiaries and the guardians of the First Amendment — the very same First Amendment that guarantees all of you the right to stand here today … This cartoon met the editorial staff’s criteria: It did not incite violence and was not considered libelous. Cartoonist Friedman will remain on the Diamondback staff and no infractions will be issued against him.”

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