- Jeffrey Herbst and Mitch Gelman: Freedom of speech applies to those whose rhetoric many find distasteful
- Attempts to silence Milo Yiannopoulos gave he and his allies a megaphone that otherwise would not have existed, they say
Jeffrey Herbst is president and CEO of the Newseum and formerly president of Colgate University. Mitch Gelman is chief technology officer at the Newseum. The views expressed are their own.
(CNN)Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart, has single-handedly caused another free speech crisis on campus. Yiannopoulos -- who was permanently banned from Twitter in July for his racist trolling -- has achieved a level of fame (infamy) for his indictments of political correctness, criticism of feminism (he calls it a "cancer"), and his comparison of the head of Planned Parenthood to "Hitler."