Recently a Colorado State University student newspaper released a very short and crude editorial statement saying "Taser this...F**K Bush" that has and will cause continued controversy on the campus and community. The incident has already been featured on some prominent national news publications.
(Click here for the actual headline. Verbiage is not sensored)
While we at CCP respect free speech, even blatant disrespect for our President such as this, what we do not respect is college newspapers with the vocabulary of the local dive bar.
"Taser this...F**K Bush"
Is this really the best that liberal colleges can give us anymore?
They could have done a witty editorial about why they don't like Bush, Republicans, or the war. They could have stolen some material from The Colbert Report who probably stole it from Air America. The could have actually taken the initiative to write a sensible editorial that might have endeared part of the student body to their views.
They could have.
Instead we are left with nebulous drivel cobbled together that offended many, irritated a few, and left the rest of us laughing at the current state of a young liberals vocabulary. Not that we ever would accuse The Collegian for its probity, I guess we just expected better.
On the bright side, they have done a heck of a job of pissing off moderate students who might have volunteered for Dem campaigns in 08. Although it is doubtful those students will volunteer for any Republican campaign, there is something to be said for people not hating a cause as much. They lose alacrity as well as their power to draw others in.
On the brighter side, as this is all good news today, they have also sparked the CSU CR's to do something on campus. Not that the usual diet of going to weekly meetings and complaining about Hillary care sprinkled with occasional boozefests is a bad thing for CR chapters, it is just nice to see any CR chapter in Colroado making some noise and poking the opposition in the eye every once in awhile. This CSU CR chapter is taking the initiative to start is own publication to refute the liberal bias of the current paper.
While we here at CCP sincerely hope for the best for the CR newspaper we do make the simple request that its first editorial be longer then five words.