Skip to comments.ITHACA COLLEGE PAPERS STOLEN AS "RACIST"
Posted on 04/30/2005 11:42:39 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
ITHACA, NYAnother college newspaper was stolen and thrown out to protest its racist coverage earlier this month.
According to published reports, hundreds of copies of the April 21 edition of the Ithacan, the official student newspaper of Ithaca College, were stolen and thrown out that evening.
One of the thieves was later identified, reports indicate. She said she had been upset with the paper for what she saw as the lack of coverage of the Erase the Hate rally, the Ithacan editors reported.
The Erase the Hate rally was a billed as a response to a series of racial slurs that were written in various places all around Ithaca College earlier in April. These incidents were preceded by bias-related incidents against Asians, African-Americans and women in February and March, the Cornell Daily Sun reported.
The student was not the only person on campus who attacked the paper for not giving the rally sufficient coverage, the Ithacan noted:
One politics professor was described as ranting and raving, alleging the paper was racist because The Ithacan did not cover the rally in the print edition and instead covered it online. The paper covered the rally online with more than 30 photos so that students could read about the event that day, rather than waiting a full week.
Ironically, prior to the newspaper theft, organizers of the Erase the Hate rally had reportedly billed the event as a way to look for solutions to deal with intolerance on the Ithaca campus.
Newspaper theft is a crime in New York state. The loss of hundreds of copies means lost printing costs, labor costs and revenue from ads readers never saw. It also robs other students of the opportunity to be informed, the Ithacan reported.
The same month that hundreds of newspapers were stolen on campus, a single gay pride flag was also stolen from a flagpole at Ithaca College.
Unlike the theft of the newspapers, the theft of the gay pride flag has generated intense local coverage, both on and off campus, with calls for the perpetrators to be prosecuted.
Liberalism is a severe form of dementia.
Yeah, we know how this works--the Campus Commies spray paint the campus then hold a rally decrying their work. Very amusing.
Someone had a lot of bird cages to line, that's all.
We need a new collective noun to connote people who worship at the altar of big government and practice intolerance. Suggestions?
Boo hoo! This girl's personal area of interest didn't draw enough attention to satisfy her. Egotistic people (like her) cloak themselves in noble causes.
That's just crazy. Aren't the media so lucky that returning soldiers don't go and shoot and vandalize their offices and steal their newspapers because they don't cover the war fairly? The rationale of the Tolerance Patrol would legitimize exactly that.
I am so on my way to becoming a curmudgeon in my old age.
I wouldn't take that bet.
You're probably right.
Wonder if they were recycled?
A wastepaper is a terrible thing to mind....
A newspaper is a terrible thing to mind
A hatepaper is a terrible thing to call news
(or something like that, help me out here...)
Hah. Erase the hate....with hate! Yeah!
Years ago I heard Rush say that the left is most entertaining when they out of power because they will do and say absolutely anything in order to regain that power. He was right and the proof is the utterly ridiculous comments now coming from the likes of Pelosi, Gore, Reid and the rest of these hysterical fools.
We need a new collective noun to connote people who worship at the altar of big government and practice intolerance. Suggestions?Fascists is the obvious choice, or communists.
Partial list for Ithacans:
Reds, Haters, Commies, Bigots, Frauds, Liars, Stalinist,
Do-Gooders, Whackos, Pinko Punks...,etc, etc....
These incidents were preceded by bias-related incidents against Asians, African-Americans and women in February and March,
I assume this refers to Ithica's admissions policies?
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
Not to worry. I'm here to welcome you to a very elite club.
They really are becoming a parody of themselves. I can just imagine what those students sit around and talk about, on a daily basis. I'm sure the hatred and venom just ooze from every pore.
Geez, Blur, you're throwing tough ones at us.
An eraser is a terrible thing to hate.
It's terrible the way universities erase your mind.
I hate universities, but don't mind erasers.
As Thomas Paine put it in his first draft, "Soulwise, these are trying times."
Left-wing radicals attacking left-wing radicals for not being radical enough. Does it get any better?
"We need a new collective noun to connote people who worship at the altar of big government and practice intolerance. Suggestions?"
Oh my gawd, someone stole the gay pride flag, That should get them 10 years.
Another story showing how intolerant the "tolerant" left really is.
How about "Sniveling Little Rat-Faced Moron"?
Now, now, many of them are actually quite moon faced.
Ithaca College is fairly conservative as colleges go - especially in the Northeast.
You must have a really good job that keeps you in Ithaca, my friend. I put in my six years at Cornell and was outta there! It's probably been 10 or 12 years since I've been back. (Now if I could just find a way to leave NY State altogether!)
I work with a guy just like that. He was spewing the leftwing crap at work to anybody and everybody before the election and was absolutely dumbstruck when Ketchup Boy lost. I still wish I'd bet him on the election, because it was a sucker bet, and he'd have taken it. I'll never forget the look of dejection he had when Cabana Boy conceded the election. It was all I could do to restrain myself from saying, "I told you so!"
Now, once or twice a week, I'll put Rush on, just because it drives him nuts. ;^)
No, the Mrs. does.
mmm... what happened to the people who poured blood on an American flag at the recruiting station in Lansing last summer? Nothing harsh, I would suspect.
Where does she work, out of curiosity? The left-wing nuts drove my dad insane... regardless of pay, so we moved.
I think pointing out that this is a nihilistic, amoral religion is important.
Ok, I think I did my die diligence, and I googled it to no avail. What is FMCDH(BITS)?
Socialist works for me. Communist is more direct.
The commies are tiring of the word "progressive" and trying to say that it is "safe" to come out and proudly be a socialist. They share a lot in common with the communist governments of N. Korea, China, Cuba, and Stalin's USSR.
I'm 19 but I have a lot of curmudgeon tendencies. Can I join?
And this is why I am glad that I picked my college. We have some left-liberalism, but not much. The relations between our university and the rest of the community are strained enough that most of the departments police themselves to keep from getting in trouble. The only time in my 4 years here that a bunch of lefties did a protest, it was YDS beating a paper mache model of a missile with a baseball bat. They got laughed at by everyone, even other leftists who had no idea what they were trying to say. Turns out it was supposed to show the "ludicrous nature of trying to oppose violence with violence."
Since that embarassing episode, YDS has kinda been low profile on campus ;)
My Narcotics Anonymous sponsor is an UberLefty, but he's not obnoxious about it, so he's one of the few Leftys I'd let live if I ever took power.
We try to stay off politics, except for the occasional gentle gibe. Besides, there's more important stuff to do -- like trying to save my life!
Why we hate the left, Exhibit number ... oh, one million or so.
If these people were ever fully repaid for the damage they have done to this country, it would make "McCarthyism" look like a picnic. I look forward to the day ...
You're already a junior member. Welcome.
It reminds me of the episode of All in The Family, in which everyone tells Meathead that all he can ever talk about to people are liberal activist issues, especially when talking to Lionel Jefferson. Meathead can't take the constructive criticism. He really can't take it when they bring up his superior attitude towards Archie.