Thursday, April 20, 2006

FIRE strikes again

The student government at UW-LaCrosse tried to strangle a student publication called The Second Supper. The offending article had apparently portrayed Dick Cheney as a gang member and bore the headline "Cheney Kills Five Crips in Inner City Hunting Accident." The silly children who comprise LaCrosse's Student Association passed a resolution denouncing the paper's “racist, sexist, homophobic, ablest (sic.), anti-Semitists (sic.) speech” (No comment.) That would have been ok, but then they went on to order its distribution reduced from 2000 to 60 copies(later negotiated up to 900). (The student government controls the printing of student publications.)

After one of my favorite organizations, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, sent a letter to UW-L's Chancellor, the SA backed off. Another win for the good guys.

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