Daily Confusion: The Central Issues
The striking thing about the letters to the editor regarding vulgar items published by <i>The Tech</i> 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. <i>The Tech</i> should not have published the vulgar items because as the Editors’ Note (Sept. 11) declares, they violated <i>The Tech</i>’s internal standards for appropriate content. But <i>The Tech</i>’s policies are the only legitimate issue here. Much of what the letters raise, on both sides of the debate, is mistaken and obfuscatory.