May 2, 2004

Turning over rotten logs...

There's an uproar over a college newspaper article that sneered at Pat Tillman:

A college newspaper columnist who wrote that NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman "got what was coming to him" when he was killed in Afghanistan triggered a furor at the University of Massachusetts yesterday, drawing hundreds of angry responses from across the country and a scathing statement from Jack M. Wilson, new president of the University of Massachusetts...(via Cori)
But what I find really interesting is the scrutiny that these things get now. Campus wackos have been saying these things all along, but now the world notices...

This is from my almost-first blogpost, back in November 2001:

A war begins. It's like rolling over a rotting log, the sun suddenly shines on a miriad of things both beautiful and creepy. We suddenly have a lot to say.

Posted by John Weidner at May 2, 2004 11:32 AM
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