CSU's Board Of Student Communications To Discuss Editorial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The board that oversees the student newspaper at Colorado State University is meeting tonight to discuss a controversial editorial.

The Rocky Mountain Collegian published a four-word editorial Friday that said in large type, "Taser this. (Expletive) Bush."

Editor-in-chief and CSU junior J. David McSwane says student editors used the obscenity because they believe CSU students are apathetic about their freedom of speech and other rights.

The newspaper's business manager has said the operation lost $30,000 in advertising after the editorial was published, and that the pay of student staffers would be cut ten percent to compensate.

The board could decide to fire McSwane, who has said he won't voluntarily resign.


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  • by db Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 27, 2007 at 02:39 PM
    One of the great things about this country is our freedom of speech. It allows us all to express our opinions on different issues. Better yet, we do not have to agree. This guy should be rewarded for standing up for our freedoms. You would have to be insane or a self-hating, Constitution-hating American to think this guy should be fired.
  • by B Location: Pueblo on Sep 27, 2007 at 11:05 AM
    I can't believe they haven't fired him yet
  • by Troy Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 27, 2007 at 10:45 AM
    So if we disagree with Bush we are wrong? chgrbill your an idiot and people like you is why this country is so F'd up.
  • by chgrbill Location: colorado springs, CO on Sep 27, 2007 at 03:01 AM
    Mr mcswaine needs to be tasered & have the words "F*** me" tattooed on his forehead. God bless the Troops & Pres. Bush.
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