"The editor-in-chief of Colorado State University's newspaper will keep his job after he published a four-word column that said, "Taser this: F**k Bush." The CSU Board of Student Communications met Thursday for nearly four hours in a closed hearing before deciding to admonish instead of fire Rocky Mountain Collegian editor-in-chief David McSwane....
McSwane's column resulted in lost revenue for the self-funded newspaper, including 18 advertisers and up to $50,000.
If he had said "F**k Obama" he would have had to go into rehab at least. "F**k Obama" would even have made (slightly) more sense. The Taser incident he was complaining about happened at a Democrat, not a GOP rally. But who expects sense or logic from the Left? Rage is their specialty -- as we saw in this incident.
The editor concerned was only a stupid 20 year-old kid but the fact that those in authority over his job (The CSU Board of Student Communications) kept him in the job means that they endorse what he did, even if they say otherwise. Deeds speak louder than words.
Maybe CSU has got the message that what you need in order to be as prestigious as the Ivies is to be as offensively Leftist as the Ivies are.
If Harvard can sack their President (Summers) for suggesting that a perfectly sound scientific hypothesis be examined, an American University degree these days is more an indicator of club membership than evidence of any intellectual quality. Bill Gates was right to drop out.
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