Monday, September 26, 2011

Cheesehead U. Admin All Wee-wee'd Up Over Sci-Fi Poster

From the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education:
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2011—A professor has been censored twice, reported to the "threat assessment team," and threatened with criminal charges because of satirical postings on his office door. Campus police at the University of Wisconsin–Stout (UWS) censored theater professor James Miller's poster depicting a quotation from actor Nathan Fillion's character in the television series Firefly, and the police chief threatened Miller with criminal charges for disorderly conduct. After UWS censored his second poster, which stated, "Warning: Fascism," Miller came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help.
One suspects that the virulent reaction from UWS is based more upon the underlying pro-capitalist, anti-big government theme of the excellent but, alas, short-lived, series Firefly.