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Emerald To Students: We’re So Totally Awesome!

Dan Rather might be the Queen Of The Space Unicorns, but nothing quite rivals the self-congratulatory audacity of the Emerald Editorial Board. “We are not biased!” “We report nothing but facts!” “Our commentary writers are both awesome and diverse!” Right.

  1. Steve says:

    Our editorial board is diverse politically. We have at least one member that supports Kerry and Bush, as well as neither candidate.

    They sound extremely confused to me. Did they go out of their way to find somebody who supports Kerry and Bush? Why use somebody who is so confused they support both candidates. And given the above is it really true this sad and confused person really supports no neither candidate? Was it be kind to schizophrenics week?

  2. Timothy says:

    So far, our coverage of the presidential election can stand shoulder to shoulder with any college newspaper in the country.

    I can’t believe I missed this, because I’m not sure that’s much of an achievement.

  3. Danimal says:

    “[A]ccusations of willful, institutional bias at the Emerald are ignorant and misinformed.”

    Feeling strident today, are we? Christ almighty. I really hope this sets the tone for the year. After all, the more sensitive they are to criticism, the more fun it is to criticize.

  4. Tyler says:

    The Emerald is filled with a strange, unsettling sense of braggadocio this year. The first two editorials detailed its journalistic excellence down to the last pica, going so far as to claim that the redesigned masthead (designed by staffers who werent even on the payroll yet, from what Ive heard) and full color front-page layouts add to the journalistic integrity of the publication. What the hell are they trying to do, replicate USA Today? Thats not a sign of good journalism — getting the story right is. And the Emerald has had a woeful track record of this.

    Jen Sudick just took over, so time will tell whether she is any good. Trumping her news-gathering/news-contextualizing prowess before they have even seen the light of day seems like a desperate grab for unwarranted praise, however.

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