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University newspaper runs article about the good things that Hitler did under Jewish student's name
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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 school’s 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 Marcus’s 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.'

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1 posted on 04/08/2012 8:36:39 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
He made the trains run on time. to the death camps...
2 posted on 04/08/2012 8:39:35 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1174 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: SJackson

Hilter vas, shore, a very badt mann, but at least he luft docs undt schildern.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: null and void

Actually, that was an accomplishment attributed to Mussolini.


4 posted on 04/08/2012 8:40:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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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.

5 posted on 04/08/2012 8:42:14 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Well. (pause) I got nuthin’...


6 posted on 04/08/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1174 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: SJackson

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...


7 posted on 04/08/2012 8:45:08 AM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: SJackson

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.


8 posted on 04/08/2012 8:48:28 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: SJackson; null and void

Stalin was backing the leftists who were attempting to take over Spain. Hitler backed Franco.


9 posted on 04/08/2012 8:50:20 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: null and void

That was Mussolini, though like Obama yapping about oil production the credit belongs to his predecessor.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I don’t know, Rutgers is a state university—and don’t states usually put caps on their own liability?


11 posted on 04/08/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; 9YearLurker

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.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 8:55:18 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson
"...published in the school’s satirical newspaper..."

Does the fact that it was satire ring any bells?

13 posted on 04/08/2012 8:57:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: SJackson
University newspaper runs article about the good things that Hitler did under Jewish student's name

Now somebody needs to follow up with an article illustrating the distinct similarities between Hitler and Obama under a moslem name.

14 posted on 04/08/2012 8:59:39 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: SJackson

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.


15 posted on 04/08/2012 8:59:39 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SJackson

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.


16 posted on 04/08/2012 9:04:54 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Did you even read the article or are you just shooting out commentary because you think it will sound good???


17 posted on 04/08/2012 9:05:09 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SJackson

Well, it is likely that he was the only politician that kept his promises....they just all happened to be to do bad things....


18 posted on 04/08/2012 9:06:16 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Enterprise

And you probably think Guernica was caused by the rightists,


19 posted on 04/08/2012 9:06:31 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

The later.


20 posted on 04/08/2012 9:08:26 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Oh I know it was published in the ‘satire’ news paper but this is so offensive I am not clear on how one is able to muster up the satire defense.... plus they used a real person’s name and likeness as opposed to the Onion New which managed to come oh so close to the line and yet not crossing it.


21 posted on 04/08/2012 9:08:54 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: KoRn

your history is flawed... even with quotation marks.


22 posted on 04/08/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SJackson

Socialists and tyrants (redundant) will always do some things that some will interpret as being good, but it is all done in the broader context of advancing evil.

Useful Idiots can’t discern the broader picture.


23 posted on 04/08/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

didn’t seem all the clever....


24 posted on 04/08/2012 9:11:53 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: metmom; wintertime; JenB

Not only should parents not send their children to public schools, but they should also learn about the college system. A good idea for homeschooling parents would be to assign or reccomend research on the various colleges available and what they have to offer. Perhaps checking blogs of current and former students who make postings on their college experiences, they can learn things that are not on the official websites.


25 posted on 04/08/2012 9:12:59 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Nifster
You know it's satire, yet you insist upon acting as if it wasn't.

You're one of those people who makes a career out of being offended, aren't you?

26 posted on 04/08/2012 9:13:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: SJackson

Here is the website of the newspaper:

http://www.rutgersmedium.com/

I was unable to view it. My Adobe flash player recently quit working on my Xubuntu Linux machine. I installed an alternative flash player, but it won’t work on this website.

I doubt the article is still there.


27 posted on 04/08/2012 9:13:49 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Nifster

I took it to be an inane sophomoric April’s Fools joke, which it apparently is.


28 posted on 04/08/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: null and void

That’s the problem. In the beginning, he did do some popular things and then his evil nature became apparent, to some. Unfortunately, it’s not PC to make comparisons to Hitler, even though doing so would be an excellent cautionary lesson.


29 posted on 04/08/2012 9:24:59 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I know it was printed in a ‘satire’ news paper but this is so offensive it goes deeper than just being stupider unthoughtful. Rutgers has in recent years been very pro-Palestinian and has given the Jewish on campus a hard time.... I think that context needs to be remembered as well


30 posted on 04/08/2012 9:36:50 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SJackson

Come on! It’s Rutgers. What do you expect?


31 posted on 04/08/2012 9:48:25 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: SJackson

I hope the Jewish student sues the student newspaper for defamation and identity theft. I cannot think of anything more despicable than what was done to him.

That aside, I think this is an important reminder that Hitler was not born a monster; he was human like you and I, but chose to become a monster. And in doing so, it was his good actions which allowed him to gain the trust of the German people to the point that he could convince them to carry out Naziism’s greatest evils.

This reminds me of an encounter with one of the vets at our local Legion post, who happens to be a former Nazi from Eastern Europe. This bothered us young vets to no end, we wanted to get rid of him as we considered his presence a disgrace. However, the old WWII vets were very protective of him and the Korean and Vietnam vets had come to respect him as well.

So one day one of us young guys popped the question to one of the old guys. Namely, how could they tolerate, let alone defend, the presence of an individual who not only had fought against them, but represented one of most evil regimes in human history.

“Why don’t you ask him yourselves?” was theirresponse.

So we did. We asked him how he could have fought for Hitler and the Nazis during World War 2.

“Because in Eastern Europe the alternative was communism and fighting for Stalin. The concentration camps were the last things on our mind. We were worried about what would happen to our families under communism.”

He then told us how, when the war was over, the Soviets invaded his country and liquidated his family and well as many others in the village who had resisted communism. Most of his people were disgusted by Hitler and the Nazis, he told us, but that had chosen them as the lesser evil to Stalin and the Communists.


32 posted on 04/08/2012 9:57:10 AM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Christ is risen!)
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To: Nifster; KoRn
your history is flawed... even with quotation marks.

In 1933 Albert Einstein was on a tour of the United States. Shortly before his scheduled return he visited his friend, the German consul in New York. His friend warned him that if he returned to Germany, they would drag him through the streets by his hair. He received word from friends in Germany that the Nazis had looted and vandalized his beloved home in a Berlin suburb.

Albert Speer's father was a successful architect. Several years before the War, he visited his son in Berlin and was shown the plans for Welthauptstadt Germania (Hitler's name for the new and improved Berlin). The elder Speer became agitated and told his son, "You people are crazy."

Later, on being introduced to Hitler, the old man became physically ill and had to excuse himself.

You obviously cannot have any more than the most superficial knowledge of Nazi regime to think that Hitler "did good things". Nazi economic policy was, at best, the New Deal, but more coersive and counter productive. And they knew how to deal with political enemies.

German politics was raucous and unseemly prior to Hitler's rise to power. He "restored order" by killing and intimidating his critics. When the head of the German supreme court ruled Hitler's edicts unlawful, the Gestapo arrested him, which sent a message to all the other judges. Academics had to take a pledge of loyalty to the Nazis, and Jews were forbidden to teach Germans.

Excuse me, if I fail to see the good he did before the War. The only people he pleased were antisemites and rent seekers, who benefitted from property stolen from the Jews.

33 posted on 04/08/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: SJackson

“student-funded” - as if. The money is taken from students whether they like it or not and doled out by the leftists on the student council without any sense of perspective about what the students actually want.

I bet that is much closer to fact


34 posted on 04/08/2012 10:09:50 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nifster

You are correct. I had heard of the dreadfully “pro Palestinian” atmosphere at Rutgers, I failed to link it up. because Rutgers is not something I think about much.


35 posted on 04/08/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

They should never has used a real students name or photo in that article.


36 posted on 04/08/2012 10:13:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The only people he pleased were antisemites and rent seekers, who benefitted from property stolen from the Jews.

That's no way to talk about Obama's good buddy Soros.

37 posted on 04/08/2012 10:16:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

They should never has used a real students name or photo in that article.


38 posted on 04/08/2012 10:18:25 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“I took it to be an inane sophomoric April’s Fools joke, which it apparently is.”

Write shortly before Passover? Yeah, right...


39 posted on 04/08/2012 10:26:54 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Excellent idea.


40 posted on 04/08/2012 10:29:37 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
There is a lot of context I ignored. I apologize. There was nothing funny about Hitler, but I still find his current day apologists simultaneously risible and despicable.
41 posted on 04/08/2012 10:32:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: SJackson

At some point the historical similarities between German National Socialism and the central-planning nation state US “liberals” are building will become so unmistakable, I fully expect the left itself, to proactively rehabilitate Hitler in some way.

This could be a first indication of that.

The left is already acting like him. Only a matter of time, before they embrace him.


42 posted on 04/08/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ((Racism Fatigue) America is the least racist nation on Earth)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

No apology needed. You just didn’t know.


43 posted on 04/08/2012 10:35:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Someone should start a ping list to keep track of what universities are doing.

(NOT volunteering. Two ping lists are enough)


44 posted on 04/08/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: KoRn
Hitler did lots of ‘good’ things up until around 1938, particularly from the German point of view.

Requires a mindset which doesn't consider Jews, homosexuals, the retarded and mentally ill, and particularly political opposition non-German. Presuming preparation for war is a good thing. I'd suggest he did very little good for Germany, other than assuring their name may well be remembered for a millenia.

45 posted on 04/08/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: newzjunkey
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

Yes, the article itself is at best sophmoric humor, and doesn't really cross any lines. Misattribution, and the reasons for that aren't clear but likely not accidental, are a different thing.

46 posted on 04/08/2012 10:48:43 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

“Requires a mindset which doesn’t consider Jews, homosexuals, the retarded and mentally ill, and particularly political opposition non-German.”

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Sounds uncomfortably similar to the way “liberals” view us.


47 posted on 04/08/2012 10:50:45 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ((Racism Fatigue) America is the least racist nation on Earth)
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To: Texas Fossil
See the link in post 2, http://rutgersmedium.com/archives.html

Click Spring, 2012. It's still there, though not very good satire.

48 posted on 04/08/2012 10:51:52 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Nifster
I know it was printed in a ‘satire’ news paper but this is so offensive it goes deeper than just being stupider unthoughtful. Rutgers has in recent years been very pro-Palestinian and has given the Jewish on campus a hard time.... I think that context needs to be remembered as well

I suspect that has something to do with the choice of "author". As satire, they could have used Winston Churchill or FDR, but chose to use a non public figure. Not that anyone would believe it, but they could have used the bears no relationship... caveat, but that would kill using the students picture.

49 posted on 04/08/2012 10:55:03 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon
I hope the Jewish student sues the student newspaper for defamation and identity theft. I cannot think of anything more despicable than what was done to him.

Identity theft, interesting idea. With the picture, it's pretty clear. Haven't a clue if that takes it from the civil to criminal realm.

50 posted on 04/08/2012 10:56:28 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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