:: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 ::
DI Columnists "Weigh In"
In its continuing examination of its own navel, the Daily Illini not only finds some purple lint but also runs some brief reactions from its own columnists over the running of the Danish Muhammed cartoons. Eric Naing is of the opinion that there was no reason to print the cartoons, Se Young Lee and Brian Mellen agree with my position that there are appropriate journalistic ways of dealing with controvercial material and what the DI did last week wasn't one of them, Tim McEvoy supported the printing whole-heartedly, and John Bambanek punted and didn't actually say anything one way or the other on the issue at hand. If you want anything more specific than that, you can go read it yourself.
The online edition of the DI doesn't have any letters to the editor on the topic, even though yesterday's print DI promised a full page of them. It's almost like they don't want the bloggers linking to it...
MEANWHILE: Today's The Way Life Should Be, by Pat Doran, continues to point out the hypocrisy of the whole situation. I still miss Vroom, though.
UPDATE, 15 Feb: Jason Tebbe, of Fugitive Streets/Jackal Tombs, has a well thought-out take down of those columnists who supported the DI's publishing the cartoons without reservation.
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