MrEd voted 1 on this story.
This is indeed a topic worthy of conversation. While I understand why the admins for the University of California would not wish to have feedback from such material reaching them, these are the sort of tests that one faces when living in a society that proposes to have free speech. Just like taunting the police into attacking a protest in order to destroy their credibility, these students have tried to taunt the U of C staff into removing their webpage, it seems. A quote from the page : "Any resemblance between the views expressed herein, and those of the University of California, the Regents of the University, or the Department of Communication, is probably the result of an error on our part." My interpretation? "We don't give a fuck about what the University thinks, but as students we're guaranteed the right to a webpage, so fuck all of you!"
I believe the quote, "I do not agree with what you have to say but I will defend to the death your right to say it." is appropriate here. The U of C has a legitimate gripe, but they still are in the wrong, in my opinion. They took the easy way out, and I guess they'll get away with it...
A band I enjoy, Propagandhi, have a lyric that seems appropriate.
"Speech isn't free - it's only for those who can afford to raise their voice." ... or buy a server, I guess.
Watch out for the k5 superiority complex!