At ASU, journalism student Rae'Lee Klein is being asked to resign from her position at the campus radio station. She serves as station manager there. Rae'Lee is being asked to resign because she tweeted an article about Jacob Blake about his arrest warrant.
Blake was shot in the back by a Kenosha, WI police officer. At the time of his arrest Blake had a warrant out against him for sexual assault. The 9-1-1 call that day was unrelated to the warrant.
Journalists are encouraged to find the truth. Unless it conflicts with the narrative ASU wants.
Rae'Lee retweeted an article about Blake's arrest warrant. That's when all hell broke loose.
She says, 'a lot of my peers, including the Board of directors at Blaze radio (ASU's campus radio station), called the act of me retweeting that racist and that I shouldn't be commenting on things like this because I'm a white woman born and raised in Wyoming.'
Rae'Lee she was also told the article was 'too Fox newsy.' She also pointed out by no means does she think his arrest warrant along warrants Blake being shot.
The Walter Cronkite school of journalism has the text of the First Amendment inscribed on every floor of their downtown Phoenix building.
'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.'
Apparently, ASU doesn't live by those words. Listen to our full interview with Rae'Lee above.