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Old 11-14-2019, 12:41 PM
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This is what colleges are filling our young people with. No wonder we are over run with snowflakes who will never be prepared for life!




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Northwestern Student Paper Apologizes to Snowflakes “Traumatized” By Coverage
Posted by: admin in Freedom News, Politics November 12, 2019


We’ve talked a lot about the death of journalism, observable in slow motion by watching any of the cable news channels or reading any of the major daily newspapers in the U.S. these days. But the rot that has infected those corporate behemoths has now seeped into the very fundamentals of journalism itself, and there may be no turning back.

On Sunday, the Northwestern Daily – the student newspaper of Northwestern University – issued one of the most pathetic apologies we’ve ever seen in newsprint.

“Last week, The Daily was not the paper that Northwestern students deserve,” wrote the editorial staff of the paper. “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.”

First of all, “harm” is not caused by a former government employee speaking at an event in which there is no mandate whatsoever for anyone to attend.

Second, these protesters chose to go to the event to make their voices heard, which makes them fair game for a news story involving them.

Third, any student who did not wish to speak with The Daily’s reporters could have easily said as much.

Finally, any journalist who thinks it is their responsibility to protect (eyeroll) marginalized students and that this responsibility eclipses the basic fundamental purpose of reporting is hopelessly lost.

The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern has been an acclaimed college for as long as we can remember, but if this is the nu-thought that controls the direction of that school, then graduating students deserve a refund.

“One area of our reporting that harmed many students was our photo coverage of the event,” the apology continues. “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. However, we decided to prioritize the trust and safety of students who were photographed. We feel that covering traumatic events requires a different response than many other stories.”

Just…what??

Protesting Jeff Sessions is a “traumatic event”? Seriously?

While there’s some minor comfort to be found in the comments posted to The Daily’s apology, we’ve long known that these snowflakes represent an intense-but-small minority of young people. Unfortunately, their intensity and their refusal to stand for being “offended” gives them unearned power over institutions that should really know better. And until these institutions take back their power and begin ignoring fragile Gen Zers who think that being photographed in a public place is akin to a violent assault, the First Amendment is in grave jeopardy.
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Who raised all these snowflakes anyway??

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Old 11-14-2019, 01:30 PM
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I think the question is who was supposed to be raising them with some common sense and a critical eye for BS when they were at home and under the watchful eyes of parents before they went away to college. If the seeds for common sense and an understanding of how our country is supposed to be run under our constitution are not planted before they leave home, they are very susceptible to charlatans and peers. Colleges today are training grounds for socialists and communists. I am so glad My daughter is done with that. However, I still have my grand daughter and grandson to worry about. I think my grandson will not be a problem, he is in his freshman year in college but he is a history buff and will shame most adults with his understanding of American history, I still have some time with my granddaughter before she matriculates to college,
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
Who raised all these snowflakes anyway??

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Daycare facilities and unionized government indoctrination centers. What could possibly go wrong?
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The college progressives want themselves infantilized on every issue. Politics, sexual accountability, finances, etc. If they want that college education that is their loss. The messed up thing, and the part I can't understand, is they are attempting to force their issues on the rest of us. And there is societal pull favoring them. In other words we got kids who refuse to grow up feeling entitled to tell the modern world how to act.

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Old 11-15-2019, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
Who raised all these snowflakes anyway??

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It's more about who didn't raise them I think. I thought the first few paragraphs set the tone as sarcastic or perhaps tongue in cheek. Maybe the way the apology was worded will sink in a little and they'll learn its more fun (and useful) to be amused rather than offended.

It's not just kids of course.
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
Who raised all these snowflakes anyway??

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The better question is how did the US allow its education system (mainly college) to be taken over by enemies of American values? I doubt this is a product of parents "raising" and more likely the product of brainwashing in higher education. This kind of article in the school paper is part of the brainwashing. It reinforces this kind of insane thought process making it seem like a mainstream thought process. It is not.
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The snowflake is formed long before the college years. You just don't notice it until it starts getting more vocal and having a platform to be heard.

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Old 11-15-2019, 07:53 AM
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The snowflake is formed long before the college years. You just don't notice it until it starts getting more vocal and having a platform to be heard.

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Spot on. The Marxist snowflake indoctrination starts in pre-K and is very powerful in K-12. More so than in college, it just that it boils over in college years, especially with the illusion that these are "adults".
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