Nearly 600 supporters of David Palumbo-Liu, the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor and professor of comparative literature at Stanford University, have signed an open letter asking his institution to "enunciate a strict code of ethics for journalists, distinguishing between opinion pieces and news reporting." The letter was prompted by a recent article in an independent student newspaper, The Stanford Review, about Palumbo-Liu's affiliation with the Campus Antifascist Network, calling it "undeniably a chapter of a terrorist group" that embraces "vigilante thuggery." Fox News picked up the piece, as did several right-wing websites, and Palumbo-Liu says he's since received graphic death threats and other hate mail from across the country.
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