I first stood up for Monica Owens last year when she wrote a
letter to the editor, only to have it tag-lined with her father’s
occupation. Now, even though she is a member of your staff, you
have required her to state who her father is and what he does.
You cannot hide behind the cowardice of journalistic integrity,
bias viewpoints, etc. when the only person you tagline is the
daughter of a conservative governor. Who are Joe Marshall and
Christopher Ortiz’s parents? What do they do for a living? What are
their viewpoints and how have they caused you to have a biased
Oh, that’s right, it’s not relevant to everybody else because
their parents don’t cause a conflict of interest, only Monica’s
does that. If The Collegian is interested in censoring the only
conservative opinion columnist it has, then just be honest about
it. However, don’t hide behind journalistic ethics and then only
apply them when it’s convenient to your cause.
Senior, Political Science/Speech Major