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Articles by Robert E. Malchman

September 15, 2009
The striking thing about the letters to the editor regarding vulgar items published by The Tech in the Daily Confusion (Aug. 31) is that nearly all evince fundamental misunderstandings of, variously, newspapers, editorial content, advertising content, editorial discretion, censorship, free speech, and harassment. The Tech should not have published the vulgar items because as the Editors’ Note (Sept. 11) declares, they violated The Tech’s internal standards for appropriate content. But The Tech’s policies are the only legitimate issue here. Much of what the letters raise, on both sides of the debate, is mistaken and obfuscatory.
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