Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Unfortunate Editorial

Take a second and read The Daily Targum's editorial response to the media attention surrounding Tyler Clementi's suicide.

My response to the editorial is confusion. Is it the case that, somehow or another, the outcry over bullying of LGBT teens and college students is antithetical to mourning? As if, somehow, we can't be doing both simultaneously? Whoever wrote the editorial not only missed the point in their attempt to uphold the university reputation, but also creates a fallacy that could have been avoided. What an unfortunate piece of writing to post in response to all of this.

1 comment:

M said...

I am so glad you are writing about this. I read the editorial this morning and was confused as well. There is a lot going on behind the scenes on that college campus, and I suspect there is much more to this editorial than meets the eye. My guess is this "reporter" is helping the two students being accused of invasion of privacy set up their defense.

But just because you keep saying the same shit over and over again doesn't make it true.