[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]
On the 19 May 2014 edition of This Hour, CNN's Michaela Pereira acted as an apologist for the student and/or faculty-led protests in recent weeks that forced out several high-profile speakers from participating in commencement ceremonies: "Isn't it a rite of passage to question authority and to question things and protest things in college? Isn't that what those college years are about – to take a stand?"
Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter also specifically lauded the Haverford College students whose protest led to the withdrawal of their commencement speaker:
BRIAN STELTER: ...I get excited when I see students protesting and trying to figure out what the boundaries of free speech are. These are students that have grown up in the 9/11 age and in the Occupy age. And I understand, for example, on that campus where they were upset about how those students were treated on – was it U.C. Davis? Where those kids were sprayed – that was disgusting! And I like that those students stood up against it.