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Bad column means Lerner and Jackson must resign

Never before have I seen anything as disgusting as Bill Jackson '93's latest column ["The Thistle's real bias," Nov. 22].

I am not a Bill Jackson basher. I feel that almost all of his past columns have been excellent; he writes in a very convincing style, using just the right combination of wit and common sense to really bring his point home. However, his last column was far from excellent. It was a petty, hot-blooded, juvenile outburst. There is absolutely no excuse for the incredible lack of judgment that came to publish information about the personal problems of members of the Alternative News Collective.

Such information has nothing to do with The Thistle or what it stands for. Instead of attacking The Thistle for their opinions, Jackson attacked them personally by scooping up all the muck that he could find and slinging it at high speed. Whether the information that he published is true or not is of no consequence. Both he, and the other editors of The Tech should know better.

The Tech has graced both itself and the MIT community by allowing this column to be published. I call for a formal apology, and for Editor in Chief Reuven M. Lerner '92 and Opinion Editor Bill Jackson '93 to remove themselves from their positions on the editing staff.

George Cooley '93->

(Editor's Note: As elaborated in our letters policy, opinions expressed in columns are those of their authors only. We stand by our decision to publish Jackson's column.)