Rutgers Student Newspaper In Hot Water For Running Satirical Piece About All The Good Things Hitler Did And Publishing It Under The Name Of A Jewish Kid
MY9TV.COM - Controversy erupts over an article in a Rutgers satirical newspaper. It appeared to praise Hitler and was falsely attributed to a Jewish student. Now he’s speaking out about the column. Students at Rutgers tell us this student paper is known for being offensive, but some say this time the paper went too far.. Rutgers student Aaron Marcus said, “I’m a firm believer in freedom of speech- but I’m not a firm believer in impersonation and libel.” Aaron Marcus couldn’t believe what he saw when he opened up the Rutgers student paper “The Daily Medium.” Inside was an article called “What About the Good Things Hitler Did?” that was attributed to him. The Jewish student activist’s name and picture were clearly on display. Marcus said, “To say anything praiseworthy of someone like Hitler and to have people actually believe it was coming from me. Even in a satirical manner, is just really painful for me and my family.” Marcus says his ancestors were victims of the Holocaust, and says he’s been dealing with anti-Semitism here at Rutgers for years. The satirical student run and student funded paper is known for being offensive. But with quotes such as “history has given the Third Reich and its leaders a bad rap” and “give Hitler a little thanks,” some say the paper crosses the line. The paper’s faculty advisor did not get back to us with a comment. The Rutgers University president did- saying, “No individual student should be subject to such a vicious, provocative and hurtful piece, regardless of whether First Amendment protections apply to such expression.”
And the pussification of Ame…wait they published it under Aaron Marcus’ name and put a picture of his face in there? Alright maybe thats a little fucked up. I’m down for Hitler jokes just as much as the next non Jewish dude but if you’re gonna make em you gotta at least put your own name on them. Can’t slap the Jewish kid’s face on there for one last punchline and screw the Jew.
But I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t support this newspaper’s right to crack some Hitler jokes. I mean when everyone reporting on this story clearly states “satirical newspaper” then thats all you need to hear. Thats their shtick. They push the envelope and go for some offensive humor and people aren’t always gonna like that. Again, putting the kid’s name on it really isn’t funny and thats definitely not cool, but as far as writing the article, what more do you expect from The Daily Medium? They’re going for shock value and trying to take an untraditional approach on popular topics. Whats more shocking and untraditional than saying Hitler was a cool dude? You know its a satirical newspaper – don’t pick it up if you don’t wanna see satire.
Its just like the Stool. You come to Barstool New York you know you’re gonna see sexism and racism and all the other -isms. You’re gonna see prejudice and vulgar language and all sorts of shit that a lot of people find funny. You don’t like that shit? You wanna go read a website that censors the word “Org*sm?” Go read Bro Bible. Everyone else from America with a sense of humor will be busy laughing at the Stool and the Daily Medium.
PS – I’m saying there was a 10% chance that Jewish kid actually wrote the article and he’s just backtracking now trying to say it wasn’t him. If Aaron Marcus the Jewish Activist wrote a satire piece on Hitler I’d applaud him as the best writer of all time. Its like the time the Yankees won the World Series and I had to write all of the pro-Yankees blogs under Scott’s name because he didn’t write anything.