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University of Minnesota Bans Conservative Students 'Deplorable Radio' Show

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Friday, 29 December 2017 12:22 PM

The student hosts of a University of Minnesota-Morris radio show say their popular program has been unfairly yanked from the airwaves because they're conservatives.

The university says it pulled "Deplorable Radio" — the brainchild of students Brandon Albrecht and Tayler Lehmann – last month for "multiple violations," including the use of politically-incorrect language, The College Fix reports.

The biggest issue is the duo's use of the word "tranny" to refer to a transgender individual — a term the executive staff of KUMM-FM said could be "damaging" to students.

Albrecht told The College Fix the station only came up with several dubious reasons to yank the show after the fact.

"Apparently not everybody has been following the rules, but everybody else just gets a friendly reminder to follow the rules instead of getting suspended from the radio," Albrecht told The College Fix.

And Terence Pell, president of The Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm, told the student-run college-news website:

"The school's shifting efforts to find some sort of neutral basis for canceling the show suggests that these after-the-fact reasons are really a pretext for suppressing a point of view that the school did not want broadcast from its radio station."

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