The Herald reports on an incident at Bridgewater State University, involving this column.
The comments on the Herald site are... something. I can't tell anymore if people are trolling or really are huge buttholes.
You should never waste your time reading comments on the Herald's website. They are full of bile on every topic. The Herald is the poster child for why newspapers should ban all commenting on stories on their websites.
whimsically wonder who THOSE 20% are when polling comes back saying 20% believed the weirdest, most irrational, or utterly racist things?
Well, welcome to their net hangout.
There' a very deep bigoted, supremacist / nationalist streak running through the GOP today. Not suprising, as there's white supremacists out there that have actively been courting and homing their message for wider adoption in the GOP. Yup, even the Klan does PR now.
I'm assuming that many of the folks who post on the Herald and boston.com are the cellar-dwellers paid by conservative "message framing" groups to parrot bullshit and keep the conversation about "Cadillac Devall" and Barry O's plan to lead the nation to its destruction.
Of course many of them are free-lance fuckwads, spreading hate and bigotry just for kicks.
The blogger of University Diaries picked up the Globe's reportage and reminds us that quite often, those claims of hate crimes have turned out to be hoaxes. She advises us to let the investigation proceed apace and watch.
Ah, yes, the whole LALALALA IT DOESN'T HAPPEN LALALALA defense.
Speaking as somebody who worked as a resident assistant for two years, it's true the definition of a "hate crime" is extended seemingly pretty far: writing "ur a faeg" on a bathroom stall door is treated as seriously as somebody screaming racial slurs.
But hoaxes? Please.
So we are asked to believe that someone concerned enough to read a student newspaper opinion piece, on a California topic no less, happens to randomly encounter the writer on campus and upon identifying her, winds up and punches her in the face? 6 pm on a busy campus and no witnesses? No apparent video? No reports of physical injury, not even the customary red mark? Police refusing to release a composite sketch?
Perhaps the best part was the victim's quote in the Brockton Enterprise that the campus "is more conservative than people think." This is relevant how? This has all the hallmarks of the Quinn Matney case and so many "gay bashing" hoaxes like it. Can't wait for the results of the investigation.
I bet your punches don't leave a mark either.
Their editor has 6th grade English skills?
It was so badly written, it took me a couple of minutes to figure out for sure whether it was for or against gay marriage.
What YEAR/DECADE/CENTURY are we in?????
I don't even want to look at or think about the Herald's comment page. Isn't it hard to type when your knuckles drag?
I met her a few times. She's a nice girl and didn't deserve this.
My son was the victim of systemic anti-semitic bullying at Bridgewater last year. VP Clark shifted it off to an administrator who blamed my son for not following the proper reporting procedures. The kids who harassed my son were never sanctioned, disciplined or otherwise held accountable. My son has been commuting from home (of course if the T cuts off commuter rail service, he's sort of screwed) until the semester's over and he's "out of there for good" with his degree.
It's time for kids on state campuses to stand up against being bullied and the administration claiming it's a lot of nothing.
Without taking a position on the alleged attack, I can't believe how appallingly bad the columnist's writing is.