Skip to comments.University newspaper runs article about the good things that Hitler did under Jewish student's name
Posted on 04/08/2012 8:36:35 AM PDT by SJackson
Rutgers University are investigating an article called What About the Good Things that Hitler Did? that was published in the schools satirical newspaper and falsely attributed to a Jewish student.
The piece, which included lines such as give Hitler a little thanks , was written under Aaron Marcuss name and his photograph appears beside the article.
Marcus, who lost family in the Holocaust, only found out about the piece when a friend at the New Jersey university called to ask him if he had actually written it.
'To say anything praiseworthy of someone like Hitler, and to have people actually believe it was coming from me even in a satirical manner is just really painful for me and my family,' Marcus told MyFoxNY.
The article, which was run in the April 4th edition of the student-funded Daily Medium newspaper, suggested that the Nazi dictator deserved credit for accomplishments such as the creation of the Volkswagen, arguing, 'History is subjective, people.' It placed the word atrocities in quotation marks and said that the Holocaust had motivated Jews to establish Israel, 'an event which . . . would not have happened without the help of ol Adolf.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Hilter vas, shore, a very badt mann, but at least he luft docs undt schildern.
Actually, that was an accomplishment attributed to Mussolini.
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Not suggesting it's worth the effort, but if attributing the article with photo to a Jewish student unaffiliated with the publication or the article isn't actionable, I hope Freepers will buy the new edition of "Old Man and the Sea" by SJackson. Comedy, of course, first of many. The article is here, click spring, 2012, page 8. The author left out largely ridding Europe of Jews, Gypsys and homosexuals.
Well. (pause) I got nuthin’...
Hmm, I wonder if next year (after Obama’s defeat) some student did the same thing using Obama’s name and extolled the virtues on the defeat of Obamacare, green energy (and the kick-backs), fast and furious (attempt to trample the 2nd Amendment), racial divisions, economy, etc, and see if the liberal editors will let the ‘satire’ make it to the printers. Probably not...
Wow. I’m not sure that there is a maximum penalty that can be assigned in a libel case as severe as this. His attorney could claim the entire Rutgers endowment. And should.
As a minimum, the students responsible should be dismissed from working for the newspaper, a letter of reprimand should be placed in their permanent transcripts, and they should face severe civil penalties, fines amounting to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Plus being labeled by the university as “antisemites” and expelled.
Seriously, that attorney should go for the gold with this one.
Stalin was backing the leftists who were attempting to take over Spain. Hitler backed Franco.
That was Mussolini, though like Obama yapping about oil production the credit belongs to his predecessor.
I don’t know, Rutgers is a state university—and don’t states usually put caps on their own liability?
Student paper is probably a separate entity. And the libeled student has to prove damages, which might not be insignificant, but monetarily, I don’t know. And if the paper retracts, it’s often the author, interestingly unnamed, on the hook. Though in this case vetting the article is a no brainer, the paper obviously knew who wrote it. I’d go with disciplining with the students involved. If they’re journalism majors, this probably gets them a job at MSNBC or the NYTimes if they prefer print.
Does the fact that it was satire ring any bells?
Now somebody needs to follow up with an article illustrating the distinct similarities between Hitler and Obama under a moslem name.
Hitler did lots of ‘good’ things up until around 1938, particularly from the German point of view. On the other hand, Stalin was a truly wicked and evil man. Much ‘worse’ than Hitler.
I’ve no issue with the article concept but if the student attributed as author wasn’t “in on it,” there’s a big problem. For me that crosses the bounds even for a satirical newspaper.
Did you even read the article or are you just shooting out commentary because you think it will sound good???
Well, it is likely that he was the only politician that kept his promises....they just all happened to be to do bad things....
And you probably think Guernica was caused by the rightists,