March 6, 2010

Comment board journalism

That whole Holocaust denial thing: A timeline

The Badger Herald this evening unembargoed a salvo of more than two dozen reader comments, near unanimous in their vehement disapproval of the organ's editor-in-chief, Jason Smathers.*

Apparently the university convened a public discussion, attended by faculty and moderated by a dean, at which condemnation for the newspaper's person-in-charge was similarly all but universal.

It's almost impossible to say what relevant principle Mr. Smathers exactly is continuing to defend, but what is certain is that somewhere, a Holocaust denier is rubbing his forepaws with glee.

And his 75-dollar investment runs for yet another two weeks (pending an anticipatory breach of contract, the potential ramifications of which may be worth at least taking under advisement).

* The notable dissent issues from "rudolf," whose evident specialties are gas chambers and the alarming number of Holocaust escapees.


james Wigderson said...

Rudolf Hess?

Timothy said...

I believe that Rudolph was more interested in flying on aimless missions to foreign lands, James.

Could be wrong, though.

illusory tenant said...

You want Rudolf Hoess.

Anonymous said...

Hm hm.. that's interessting but actually i have a hard time visualizing it... I'm wondering what others have to say....