Cancel Culture shuts down UW conservative columnist

[ssba-buttons]

Empower Wisconsin | Sept 28, 2020

MADISON —Free speech is dead on college campuses. 

The time of death occurred in late August, when the Badger Herald, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student newspaper, fired a conservative columnist shortly after refusing to run his op-ed. 

What was Tripp Grebe’s controversial “hot take”? He doesn’t think we should defund the police, according to the College Fix. 

“If we’re expecting police officers to be better, why would we be taking money away from them? When schools are failing, we don’t ‘Defund Schools,’ we give them more money and implement new plans to ensure their success,” Grebe wrote in his submission. 

He was told by the newspaper’s opinion editor Samiha Bhushan in an email that, while the piece was well written, it was “too much of a hot take,” and that upper management of the paper were worried it may “alienate” incoming freshmen, the College Fix reported. 

“Additionally,” the email continues, “we just posted an editorial board supporting BLM and another article publicly endorsing two candidates who want to defund the police. As a result, your article would cause a lot of backlash that we cannot afford right now.”

After the Young America’s Foundation started asking questions about the Herald’s editorial decision, Grebe was shown the door. He was told that he was being dismissed because of sourcing issues. This, despite the fact that his piece contained nearly 20 different sources from news outlets such as CBS News, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the National Economic Bureau.

Read more at the College Fix.

Listen to more:


Explore More

  • Rittenhouse hopes to expose Twitter censorship campaign

    By Jeffrey Clark, Fox News Kyle Rittenhouse said he was hopeful that what he described as Twitter’s censorship campaign against…

  • Poll: Support for Musk’s Twitter transparency efforts

    By M.D. Kittle MADISON — As Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” expose the social media giant’s silencing of the Hunter Biden…

  • Protasiewicz’s partisanship showing

    By M.D. Kittle MADISON — As the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court heats up, Milwaukee County Liberal Judge Janet Protasiewicz…

  • Spotlight: China’s hackers hit COVID money 

    Wisconsin Spotlight | Dec. 6, 2022 By M.D. Kittle MADISON — U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-8th CD) says its long…

  • Tool of the Week: Joe Biden, selective rights president

    Empower Wisconsin | Dec. 5, 2022 As the Chinese Communist Party brutally stifles dissent across China, the American who should…

  • CBO: Biden economy about to get much worse

    By Spencer Brown, Townhall In 2022, Americans did not see much, if any, relief from the economic pain inflicted by…

[ssba-buttons]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *