Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some Thoughts for the Badger Herald

The Badger Herald seems to pride itself on being an unbiased, independent voice. For every quotation the College Democrats or Mayor Dave or Progressive Dane has in a news article, the College Republicans or Republican Party of Wisconsin gets a call so that an “alternative opinion” can be included. In many cases, this is unnecessary. Let’s face it: nobody cares how I feel about a College Dem endorsement or how Claire feels that the CRs had a meeting. Everyone already knows. We disagree. And yet, I still get calls at 10:30 at night asking for my thoughts on one topic or another that really has nothing to do with me or my organization.

Why is it then, with all the obnoxious political bipartisanship of the Herald, the forum on Gaza was covered wholly from one side? Why weren’t Professor Loewenstein’s insane comments countered by someone from Hillel or the Jewish Studies Department or AISEC or anybody who isn’t a obvious anti-Semite like Jennifer Loewenstein is? If reference was made to Hamas being freely and democratically elected by those in Gaza, why was there no counter-argument asking what is says about those people that they knowingly and freely elected a terrorist organization to represent them? And, God forbid, a dramatically high 80% of children in Gaza suffer from PTSD… but it’s okay for their parents to blow themselves up near Israeli schools? I'm not saying the behavior of the Israelis has been perfect but they're a heck of a lot more innocent than those throwing rockets from Gaza.

Not only does Loewenstein spew hatred while her name tarnishes the good reputation of this world-class institution, but the supposedly “better” and “independent” campus paper lets her go unchecked! When the Badger Herald writes a petty story on a widely discussed and understood topic, they make sure to talk to both political sides. When we’re talking about a serious world conflict where there is a “good” and a “bad” and most people are uneducated as to which is which, however, the Herald prints a blatantly one-sided piece as fact. Regardless on your opinion on the situation, something is wrong with that.

Bipartisanship is fine and dandy, but if you’re going to claim to do it, actually do it! Don’t just say it to look good and feel better about poor journalism. Hold yourself to that higher standard. And if you’re not going to remain unbiased, you have no business writing “news” or teaching at this university.


Anonymous said...

that story was awful!
that writer should get fired!
and so should that professor!

Anonymous said...

well sara, you certainly are one bigoted and hateful motherfucker aren't you?

i'm glad you make your racism so public. really i am. because it assures us all that you will continue to be irrelevant.

i really hope for your own sake though that you come to see how ridiculous your statements really are some day. it really is quite embarrassing. maybe if you read a book or two that may help...

Anonymous said...

agree with 12:50. sara represents her organization well, as a group of white supremacists that is.

Jerad said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jerad said...

I am appalled that supporting Israel would ever be construed as an act of racism. The professors on this campus feed alll the left wing students a load of hooey to further indoctrinate them into an America hating, globalist, socialist, hippie mindset. I suppose I am a bigoted and hateful motherfucker too. I believe that both wars are fully justified. Though handled clumsily and stemming from poor intelligence, the Iraq war must be won. Iraq was never an iminent threat, but they have always been a major threat. Our last president decided to go to war with Iraq, and now instead of dwelling on petty issues of if Iraq was a grave threat, let us complete the worthy task of establishing democracy in Iraq for the safety of Israel from totalitarian detractors. The War in Afghanistan is necessary because we were attacked. I wish people could get it through their thick skulls that the War in Afghanistan was preceeded by a terrorist attack by Islamic terrorists. Yes Islamic terrorists. While most Muslims are peaceful people, Jihad is rooted in the mainstream ideology of the Islamic faith, so Jihadists aren't necessarily devient off-shoots of a peaceful ideology, but rather, they are the most faithful of Muslims. That comment also probably makes me biggoted white trash. If believing in America first, Israel, the Constitution, and the truth make me a bigoted and hateful motherfucker then I will proudly wear a button saying that right below my McCain button on my backpack. I would rather be a "white supremacist" than an unenlightened, indoctrinated, globalist, socialist, force integrationalist, reverse racist, out of touch, left wing conspirator/nut job any day.

Anonymous said...

accusing Jennifer Lowenstein of being an anti-semite is despicable...she is a wonderful person that does not have an ounce of hate in her heart...shame on you for letting your political beliefs justify an attack on her moral character

live in love