Letter to the Vidette, Student Newspaper at Illinois State University

Published: 2017-11-30

To Ms. Madeline Smith,

Business Advisor

[email protected]

The Vidette, the Student Newspaper at Illinois State University

 

Dear Ms. Smith,

I am writing on behalf of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust regarding your e-mail of November 27. We were surprised that the Vidette would breach its contract and pull our advertisement.  This was done without discussion and with a cryptic explanation. What, pray tell, is inappropriate about; "Top Quality Holocaust Research. Free eBooks"; in a student newspaper?  

We understand that Holocaust history is a sensitive subject but it is also an important matter which merits research and discussion.  CODOH encourages research and free speech. We expected that the Vidette would support this goal and generally be opposed to censorship and blacklisting. This is particularly true since you pride yourself on providing Illinois State University students with professional work experience.  

Thank you the for the courtesy of an explanation.

Sincerely,

David Merlin.

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