Eight hundred thousand smackers. That’s what California University spent trying to silence The Koala, a satirical student newspaper that mocked the university for “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/california-university-spends-800000-trying-shut-down-satirical-student-newspaper-fails).
The university’s student soviet–sorry! should be “student government”–complained about the paper–which had $450 funding from the university–and university officials moved to quash the satire. Now they’ll have to pay The Koala $12,000 in damages and another $150,000 in attorneys’ fees, plus over $600,000 for their own attorneys’ fees. Your tuition (and tax) dollars at work!
The ruling was handed down by the 9th Circuit Court. The original lawsuit was filed by The Koala’s editors five years ago.
So we still have the freedom to make fun of fat-heads and the tyrannical restrictions they try to impose on our First Amendment rights.
Why do we continue to fund these so-called universities? They’re nothing but Far Left indoctrination farms. They do nothing but try to make us less free. Why do we have to pay them to screw up our country?
It’s time to stop the funding. Let them sink or swim in the free market.