So, a student wrote an op-ed about Gay marriage that offended some overly sensitive types that think they have a right not to ever be offended. And, of course, the editor-in-chief Celina Oseguera took the path of appeasement and surrendered to the grievance mongers
As a result of the unrelenting student backlash, the editor-in-chief of Mustang News, Celina Oseguera, issued a public apology for Bartlett’s op-ed, saying his writing “did more harm than start conversation.”
“Publishing this opinion piece has caused this campus and the marginalized groups in it a lot of pain and we are deeply sorry,” she wrote. “We as a staff now realize how naive we can be when addressing issues that affect groups of people with whom we don’t share the same experiences. That was ignorant on our part and we apologize.”
Taking it one step further, though, Oseguera promised to institute an editorial policy in which all “opinion pieces or articles that involve sensitive topics” will first be reviewed by “groups or people whom an opinion piece [could] potentially affect.”
So, this gutless wonder, who lacks any shred of integrity is going to allow the papers opinion pieces to be censored by malcontents.
“We did not reach out to any individuals that are part of or connected to the LGBTQIA community to read ‘Homosexuality and the slippery slope’ and give us feedback before we published, and for that I also apologize,” Oseguera continued in one of four apologies, noting that as part of the new policy she will reach out to “different communities on campus” in “order to receive feedback on opinion pieces that may affect them.”
Oseguera also invited any “group on campus feels they can teach” her staff to be “more inclusive and informative in [their] writing on these sensitive topic” to reach out to her at her personal email, asking them to pitch her their ideas for how they “would like to make this happen,” evening opening herself up to the “ideas such as diversity workshops for reporters or a session on how to sensitively write about LGBTQIA issues.”
And freedom of speech, and of the press will be hardest hit. This is how Leftism survives folks. Cowards enable the whiners to control the dialogue to a point where no dialogue is possible. If you wish to write, or express any view that might “offend” someone, you must first get their approval? Gee, I wonder what could possibly go wrong?