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Editor of Boston University paper resigns after rape spoof
Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012

Posted on 04/03/2012 8:59:16 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

BOSTON - The editor in chief of Boston University’s student newspaper has resigned following an April Fools’ story that used Disney characters to make light of rape and drug use.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bostonuniversity; college; rape
From the Godfather trilogy: "Did you go to college to get stupid."
1 posted on 04/03/2012 8:59:26 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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Boston University’s independent student newspaper came under intense criticism Monday for an April Fools’ edition that made light of rape, just a few months after highly publicized sexual assault cases roiled the campus.

The top story: ‘‘Seven frat dwarves were arrested last night after they allegedly drugged’’ and sexually assaulted a female Boston University student, identified as the ‘‘fairest of them all.’’ It included a picture of a cocktail that Snow White had been drinking, which had been spiked with a date-rape drug.

Another front-page story in The Daily Free Press special edition involved Alice in Wonderland on a bad trip after taking LSD supplied by fraternity brothers. Still another implicated Cinderella in a prostitution ring.

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2 posted on 04/03/2012 9:07:43 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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On the other hand, Chelsea Diana has a bright future ahead of her in the lamestream media.
3 posted on 04/03/2012 9:11:04 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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“A university spokesman says the paper is independent and the administration doesn’t control its content.”

Unless they write something stupid, or that makes the school or administration look bad, or ticks off the paying alumni, insults our sports teams, might result in litigation, or offends some radical hothead enough for them to rant about it to a real newspaper.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 9:14:08 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Why don't you ask Helga to get you a beer?" -- Mrs. Andrew Wyeth)
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http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1185751355/63439_468643157803_656812803_5937399_422861_n.jpg

http://twitter.com/#!/chelseadiana_

Chelsea Diana
@ChelseaDiana_
Boston University student studying journalism and political science, Editor-in-Chief @dailyfreepress

Boston

Chelsea Diana; @ChelseaDiana_
I want to apologize to @BUCGSA for my horrible and incredibly offensive attempt at satirical humor.

Chelsea Diana; @ChelseaDiana_
Re @BUCGSA Today’s April Fools issue does not reflect my or the @dailyfreepress’ views. It was insensitive and I am deeply sorry.


5 posted on 04/03/2012 9:14:08 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ConservativeStatement

People laugh at me when I reference “The Disney Police” in conversation.

You
Just
Don’t
Mess
With
The Mouse!


6 posted on 04/03/2012 9:16:26 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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You Just Don’t Mess With The Mouse!

Yeah, I'll bet that's it. They probably publish worse stuff every week of the college year. But Disney is all lawyered up and ready to sue. So, here it is only April 3rd, and they're already out the door.

7 posted on 04/03/2012 9:23:59 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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This joke of a university costs $55k/year. It’s a playground for rich kids who didn’t get accepted anywhere else.

If I saw this adult daycare center on a job applicant’s resume, he’d have some splainin’ to do.


8 posted on 04/03/2012 9:25:30 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Wow. This country is already stupid enough without paying big bucks to be made dumber.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No problem: I’m sure he’s already got an offer from Letterman to join his “joke” writing team.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 10:45:50 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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