In response to the staff editorial in Wednesday’s paper (“UC San Diego Situation Requires Public Forum,” Daily Nexus, March 3, 2010), I agree with your main point that all 33 media groups at UCSD should not have to suffer because of one individual’s remarks.
But your ambivalent response to such a controversial incident, coming from the helm of our campus’ very own “vital forum,” is disconcerting. You wrote that the SDTV comments were “appalling to many.” Try this: appalling to most. Even better: downright appalling. If you were aiming for neutrality on this issue, you achieved it — not once did you yourselves opine that the UCSD student’s comments were wrong.
In ignoring the root source of your complaints, you sacrificed something that is much more important: a sense of decency. This is the opinion page. Have one.