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What do you think of the media's coverage of the recent at MIT?

I am amazed that they were able to blow a non-event into anything, let alone the spectacle that this has become. However, I am not nearly as angry at the media as I am at BLB [Boston Licensing Board].

Robert J. Buckingham, ’00

It’s been unfair. They stretch the truth to make the story more exciting than it really was without taking into account how it would effect the fraternities.

Anna E. Park, ’01

It seems like they're singling out MIT, as if we’re the only school that has these kind of problems

David H. Alexander, ’03

PKS did not deserve it at all... it was an overreaction on the part of Boston... for the ‘on-the-spot’ inspection of their house, the eviction and cancelation of the party which was for a good cause.

Kailas N. Narendran, ’01

The media is driven by the consumerist market, who is truly to blame for the sensationalistic reports that have caused the reactionary policies around the institute.

Mark C. Feldmeier, ’96

They seem to overreact to events that happen on campus

James W. Duda, G

The media is looking for a story and MIT and the frats are the victims

Susan M. Byrne ‘01

Maybe the coverage wouldn’t be so bad if those girls could hold their liquor.

Timothy P. Nolan, ’01

I think it has been blown totally out of proportion. It is foolish how the media distorts the truth so much.

David E. Gutierrez, ’02

Compiled by Aaron Mihalik