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Michael Bloomberg: Sessions has a point on free speech

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg defends Attorney General Jeff Sessions' point about free speech. Photo: Lynne Sladky / AP

Mike Bloomberg penned an open letter on Thursday, saying despite having"terrible timing" as a defender of free speech, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a point in identifying what he sees as a major problem: "College students and administrators have been displaying a shocking disregard for First Amendment rights."

Bloomberg's bottom line: The former NYC mayor explained that an "unwillingness" to hear opposing views is becoming a defining feature of campus culture, and over time "these attitudes threaten a bedrock of American freedom."