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Last week, The Daily was not the paper that Northwestern students deserve.

On Nov. 5, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke on campus at a Northwestern University College Republicans event. The Daily sent a reporter to cover that talk and another to cover the students protesting his invitation to campus, along with a photographer. We recognize that we contributed to the harm students experienced, and we wanted to apologize for and address the mistakes that we made that night — along with how we plan to move forward.

One area of our reporting that harmed many students was our photo coverage of the event. Some protesters found photos posted to reporters’ Twitter accounts retraumatizing and invasive. Those photos have since been taken down. On one hand, as the paper of record for Northwestern, we want to ensure students, administrators and alumni understand the gravity of the events that took place Tuesday night

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8 Comments!

  1. DougM (Pluto is a planet)
    Posted November 11, 2019 at 11:23 pm |

    …and uphill both ways
    Happy Global Warming

  2. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 9:02 am |

    hm.. reminds me of the language of the re:store ‘movement’. Seems the goal is to re-define the term “harm.”

    Kinda like calling a pat on the butt the same as a lying-in-wait rape; it reduces the rape and raises the butt-pat til everything is on one muddled level.

    I gloogl’d around to find out about the horribly “traumatizing” events referenced and found:

    “…the larger social sphere, where people think it’s okay to throw acid in the face of a Latino man…”

    whaaa?

    “You have to preach what you talk.”

    ohferfu*facepalm*. Now *I’m* traumatized.

  3. Posted November 12, 2019 at 9:23 am |

    Okay, I must have overdosed on my dumb pill medication this morning (either that or retirement malaise has a grip on me) but I don’t understand what happened here.

    Is the newspaper apologizing for actually COVERING the horrific event of a Republican official on campus? Are they apologizing for taking pictures of students who were there who subsequently were harassed or beaten? Lord knows I’m a fool for reading their “newspaper” to actually learn what happened but hey, i grew up with reporters who had pocket protectors, not iPhones with the latest diversity app.

  4. Posted November 12, 2019 at 10:07 am |

    This is an example of the leadership of the left driving further wedges into our society separating their adherents from the main stream. The goal is to isolate the main stream and not the butt hurt liberals.

    It is the same as accusing a man of mental rape if he looks at a woman. At some point, all men are rapists. In this case, anyone who disagrees with the agenda of the left is the equivalent of being a ‘rapist’ and therefore beneath contempt and not entitled to a seat at the table of the exchange of political ideas.

    All of the tactics the left are using at present are out of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Isolate your opposition is one of his strategies and is exactly what this particular incident represents. Isolate any dissent or possibility of dissent. Label those who seek to compromise the movement as being undesirable and inhuman.

  5. rickn8or
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 10:09 am |

    “Show me on this doll where The Bad Republican hurt you.”

    SMDH. Maybe I can talk my kids into sending their kids to Welding School instead of college…

  6. Claire
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 1:09 pm |

    Rickn8or @5 – bwaaaahahahahahaaa
    I’m working on having the same conversation — only at the grade skool level.

  7. DougM (epsteindidntkillhimself)
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 1:38 pm |

    ^&^^ Have ‘em spend some time listening to Mike Rowe (PBUH)

  8. blake
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 3:37 pm |

    “Let it Snow” does not mean one should inflict ones insecurities on the rest of the world.