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.