The Harvard Crimson took an ad from "The Committee for the Open Debate on the Holocaust," a front for Holocaust denier Bradley Smith.
Bradley Smith, the founder of the organization that placed the ad, is a known Holocaust denier who has been identified for his hiding behind the veil of free speech in America. Here's his coolest quote: "I don't want to spend time with adults anymore. I want to go to students. They are superficial. They are empty vessels to be filled."Harvard Crimson Publishes Holocaust Denial Ad (Thanks, Adam!)
Update: The Crimson has apologized for running the ad, saying it was the result of an unspecified oversight: "Yesterday's advertisement was the result of that miscommunication. And while running the ad was not our intent, we accept responsibility for our failure to carry out the planned cancellation. We recognize how sensitive a subject this is for our community and appreciate all the e-mails and letters we have received about it from concerned members of the University. We have made sure that the rest of the ad's planned run has been terminated, and any money that has changed hands in exchange for the ad to date will be returned. "
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