Bits & Bytes
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- Tell us again about how the media is unbiased: The pro-abortion
march at the Monroe County Courthouse in Bloomington sponsored by the
Women's Student Association, Bloomington NOW, and Reclaim our Reproductive
rights recieved front page coverage in the January 23 Indiana Daily
Student. However, the IDS ignored the equally large March for
Life at the courthouse sponsored by Monroe County Right to Life and IU
Students for Life just four days earlier. Scooped again by Hoosier
- She comes from a long line of heterosexuals--In a rambling,
ivory-tower column on sexuality in the IDS, Regan Rush wonders why
biologists aren't "frantically looking for a possible cure for
[heterosexuality]." Hmmm... Sure would fix population growth, eh?
- New side-effect of marijuana discovered--Judging by a series of
letters to the editor in the IDS, smoking pot causes excessive and
unprovoked opinion-writing. Numerous letters in the past several weeks
run the usual gamut of reasons for the drug to be legalized. In other
UITS has reported an unusual number of students caught snacking in computer
- New York Times to take lessons from the Indiana
Daily Student?--In her January 30 article in the IDS on the Birmingham, Alabama
bombing of an abortion clinic, reporter and feminist activist Laura
Taflinger quoted three pro-life and three pro-choice representatives and
mentioned most pro-lifers oppose violence. No such luck in the New York Times, however.
NYT "reporter" Rick Bragg quoted five pro-choice people
including President Clinton while only including one quote from the
other side. Bragg also fails to mention in his NYT article that
most pro-life activists oppose violence.
- Who is being intolerant this time?--National Review quotes
Henry Louis Gates Jr. as explaining the opposition to affirmative action
amoung conservatives: "It's like they were hibernating for a few
decades and... they walked into a room, and they go, 'God, how'd these
women get in here, how'd these black people get in here'?"
- What kind of answer can you give for THIS? At a recent Women's Student Association
meeting, a former Planned Parenthood staffer noted she is "sad" that due
to legislation, her daughter no longer has the right to a partial-birth