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neither Morrell nor Pompeo "threatened" anyone, or took any action to prevent Manning from speaking
Harvard withdraws Chelsea Manning invite after CIA Director dropped out of scheduled appearance in protest
CIA director Mike Pompeo cancelled a scheduled appearance at Harvard Thursday after the university hired Chelsea Manning, a former Army private and leaker who Pompeo described as an “American traitor.”
The cancellation came hours after former CIA deputy director Mike Morell resigned from his position at the school over Manning’s hiring.
Harvard withdraws invitation to Chelsea Manning after backlash
CIA Director Mike Pompeo withdraws from speaking slot and former acting CIA Director Michael Morrel quits Harvard post over hiring.
..will continue to defend Ms. Manning's right to offer a defense of why she choose this path
You can nitpick about Manning and Libby, but I used him as an example because both leaked state secrets, both could have endangered undercover agents and both were later pardoned.
Since a prominent older adult politician has been calling to revoke the broadcast license of a major television news network based on the content of what it airs.
And one more time for the peanut gallery - if we care about free speech the nuances do not matter anyway, right?
With respect to freedom of speech, opposition to such is certainly not unique to college students, since a prominent older adult politician has been calling to revoke the broadcast license of a major television news network based on the content of what it airs.
But he's not a college student! He's just the most powerful person in the country so it doesn't count. I cannot imagine the outcry if the previous president had suggested shutting down, say, Fox, over coverage of him. But another day, another "I can't imagine".
Just a question, but who ever said that? p
Excuse me @zinhead. Commuted, not pardoned.
Therefore, we are withdrawing the invitation to her to serve as a Visiting Fellow—and the perceived honor that it implies to some people—while maintaining the invitation for her to spend a day at the Kennedy School and speak in the Forum. I apologize to her and to the many concerned people from whom I have heard today for not recognizing upfront the full implications of our original invitation. This decision now is not intended as a compromise between competing interest groups but as the correct way for the Kennedy School to emphasize its longstanding approach to visiting speakers while recognizing that the title of Visiting Fellow implies a certain recognition.
That was a response to quibbles about pardon vs commutation, which specific felonies were committed, etc.