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,
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