Bits & Bytes
- Hoosier Review to be regulated by Clinton
The August 29 Indiana Daily Student ran an AP story regarding a
call by President Clinton for an industry-wide Internet ratings system.
About 25 Internet news organizations oppose rating news-oriented sites.
- Herald-Times insensitive to children?-- On the front
the August 31 Herald-Times, two stories about burn victims were on
the front page. While a story regarding an 8-year-old boy was relegated to
the bottom of the page, a burned cat was one of two focus headlines of the
- First the Thought Police, now the Party Police!--An IDS
staff editorial on Wednesday, August 27 criticised a freshman welcome
party at McNutt Quad with a Hawaiian theme. The party, which included
"pineapples, sea shells, beach balls, and fake lobsters" had a "potential
for exploitation, stereotyping, and misunderstanding," according to the
IDS. Apparently, some people just can't appreciate a good party!
- So does that mean Christian conservatives are excluded from
"our community?" The Bloomington Beacon, a new publication
whose slogan is "a newspaper for our community", ran a story on it's front
page detailing opposition to a speaker for the extremist "Christian
- Herald-Times to propose wage and price controls?-- In a
Sept. 7 editorial, the H-T wonders whether market-dictated salaries
for basketball players and movie stars "makes sense."