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September 23, 2007

Brevity Is the Soul of Witlessness

It sure is hard for conservatives to grapple with the nuanced sophistication of liberal elite journalists. Here come some more on the way up from the academic farm system. On Friday, Colorado State University's Rocky Mountain Collegian published an editorial entitled "Taser This." Here it is in its entirety (please excuse the profanity):


This is the view of the Collegian editorial board.

The Taser reference is to Andrew Meyer, a moonbat journalism student at University of Florida who willfully got himself Tased at a John "Botched Joke" Kerry snorathon, apparently as a publicity stunt (entertaining video here).

Meyer paid a price for his moonbattery, and so have the lefties running the Rocky Mountain Collegian. Their juvenile rag has reportedly lost $30,000 in advertising and had to cut pay because of the fallout. But no doubt Editor David McSwine and the vulgar pointy-headed clowns who predominate on the editorial board can look forward to lucrative careers in the mainstream media.

Read tomorrow's mainstream journalists today.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.

Posted by Van Helsing at September 23, 2007 10:21 AM


Almost as nuanced as inviting the head jihadi to speak at Columbia University, long a bastion of liberal elite nuance. Gosh, sometimes I wish I had continued on for my PhD, then I would have understood all the subtleties that must be involved.

Posted by: AWOL Civilization at September 23, 2007 11:06 AM

Sort of like the "butterfly effect" is the "moonbat effect." Sonorous idiot Dem senator from Taxachusetts droning on at a Florida college forum drives young attention-deprived moron in audience to hijack open mike and get tazed by campus cops, triggering nose-picking editor of a Colorado college newspaper to crudely slur a sitting U.S. president in Washington D.C. as somehow responsible for moron's tasing. See how all the dots connect? The links couldn't be more clear.

Posted by: monsoon at September 23, 2007 12:50 PM

Don't taze me bro.

Owwwwww! Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Freedom Now at September 23, 2007 4:48 PM




Posted by: Anonymous at September 23, 2007 6:15 PM

"Mewling, puking infants"

One of the best descriptions I've ever heard for these elitist, alleged "students."

"The New Castrati" fits them pretty well, too!

Posted by: jc14 at September 23, 2007 9:37 PM

I guess if you were going to write a letter to the editor respectfully disagreeing with his thoughtful position it would go something like this:

Dear Ed
No, Fuck You.
Sincerly, Greg

That, my friends is discourse of the highest order. I really hope he is on scholarship. I hate to think his folks spent their money for this. Even Code-Pink is more creative.

Posted by: Gregory at September 24, 2007 1:17 AM

Your failure to see the point, or to even slightly GRASP the point of the Collegian article stuns me. This is not an attack against Bush. This is not an editorial staff taking stabs at "a sitting U.S. president". This is a challenge to people to consider that we may not actually have freedom of speech. That when we try, we get tasered. So, the Collegian offered a challenge: literally, try to taser them for saying something that is very controversial but well within the realms of Free Speech. In the end though, people like you taser the editorial staff for such an act in your own way. Good job. Glad to see that Freedom of Speech is alive and well.

Posted by: Aaron at September 24, 2007 2:37 PM

Aaron, if you really think this is about freedom of speech, ask yourself why they didn't print something the liberal establishment doesn't want printed. "Fuck Islam," for example.

Posted by: Van Helsing at September 24, 2007 3:17 PM

"Glad to see that Freedom of Speech is alive and well."

Yes it is, Aaron. At least it is in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. And because of that freedom, idiots like the editor of the student newspaper above can write any STUPID thing they want. What's more, WE can respond to that.
Got a problem with that, Aaron? Do you want to stiffle OUR freedom of speach because we "tasered" them in print? Well TOUGH!

Posted by: KHarn at September 24, 2007 3:19 PM


You are correct, this was not an attack on President Bush. Even though Meyer mouthed off about the president, it was an attack on Kerry.

Yes... John Kerry was the speaker that was being harrassed at the event.

Its a rather funny video!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Freedom Now at September 24, 2007 7:35 PM

Actually, profanity has only recently been regarded as "speech", so what the newspaper was doing was not fighting for free speech. That some would classify hurling profane epithets as the speech the founding fathers sought to protect shows how little civic education they possess and how rarely they exercise their own grey matter.

Not only that, but was the student resisting in any way? Yes. Was he being purposefully disruptive? Yes. Did the cops have reason to think that they were dealing with a security threat? Yes.

Finally, the inability of anyone to taser the newspaper or its writers demonstrates that they were seeking cheap political thrills. How can you taser a publication? Is this their shining moment, the defining moment of their resistance? Are they going to stand and die for profanity? It's more leftist "thought" in action.

Posted by: InRussetShadows at September 25, 2007 4:35 AM