Just saw two of his students interviewed on O'Rielly show. Both of them defending him, and surprise surprise they both were angry little punks and agreed with him, yeah he just wants to encourage debate.
"Now I know why tigers eat their young."--Rodney Dangerfield
I saw that segment. They didn't defend him very well. All I heard was their standard mantra about Churchill's "Freedom of speech."
"Freedom of speech" is a guarantee that you will not be arrested for what you say.
But it doesn't guarantee that you will not suffer repercussions - particularly from the private sector.