Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Double Standard

At tonight's diversity forum, Opinions Editor Tim Burnett defended Nick Woomer up and down against some students who took offense with Woomer's offensive opinions.

However, Burnett mentioned that he was hesitant to run this piece by Erik Tisthammer (a Christian perspective on Christ's suffering, run during Holy Week) because it sounded "too preachy." Nevertheless, now that Burnett had suffered through a Christian column, he stated that he had no qualms about "balancing" out Tisthammer's piece (which was actually a rebuttal to an earlier literary offense by Woomer) with this: an OpEd piece extremely offensive to Christians, run two days after Easter.

Double standard? You betcha.