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    MatthewApr 11, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    1) Satire has been upheld in the Supreme Court as a legitimate means of expression and a constitutional right.
    2) Slander is spoken, libel is printed. Ignorance is inexcusable, particularly when you make unsubstantiated and irrelevant claims without even knowing the meaning of the word you’re using.
    3) The Campus spent exactly one April Fool’s issue on “fake, no purpose stories like this.” It’s not a problem of the legitimacy of the work involved and the integrity of the writers themselves, but of a few bitter people who have no sense of humor and who have no idea how to handle a joke about a scandal. Anyone who is not in the know about what this article MAY refer to would not make any disparaging assumptions towards any group on campus, but by raising some self-righteous huff, you will only encourage people to wonder and investigate.
    4) Comparing a vague, light-hearted, satirical article about soda pop to hate crimes and hate speech against minorities may be the most inaccurate and ignorant comparison I’ve ever read, and does not speak well of whatever organization you may be trying to defend. I’m more offended by that than by anything that was printed in “The Compost.”
    5) This WAS funny.
    6) This SHOULD have been printed.
    7) As the saying goes, if the shoe fits, then either discover a sense of humor or do a line of blow off of it.

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      Senator H. Money WhitemanApr 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Under no circumstances should these girls be subject to what you refer to as “satire” or “due process” or “for once in their miserable lives actually taking responsibility for their vapid and fatuous behavior.”

      Though they may have been using illegal stimulants in a very public setting, spitting in the face of all college organizations with their careless and self-centered disregard for the law and Allegheny Code of Conduct, and partaking in essentially the most idiotic and dangerous possible activity you can be a part of at a college party, remember:

      They are Greek, they are white girls, they are (ostensibly) physically attractive, and some of their parents are most certainly wealthy. The law is very clear in cases like this: full, free, and absolute pardons all around. Three huzzahs for equal justice under the law!

      This is Senator H. Money Whiteman and I approve this message.

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    Earl SweatshirtApr 8, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Does anyone actually know what slander means? This is not it. It’s a satire of an event that ACTUALLY happened, but doesn’t really accuse anyone of anything.
    Could most of the people at Allegheny please get a sense of humor? Seriously, lighten up. It’s okay to laugh.

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    gregApr 3, 2011 at 12:09 am

    The Campus should spend less time on fake, no purpose
    stories like this, and maybe they’d actually produce a decent issue
    once in a while.

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    JohnApr 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    LOL its not slander, its satire. No names were mentioned at all. You’re the only ones drawing attention to the possibility that something else went on…

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    willowApr 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Wasn’t there just a march on campus against hate and
    negativity? What possible purpose does this article serve?

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    lazerApr 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    This is absolutely slander. this is not funny and should
    never been printed

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