College Newspaper Editor Refuses to Quit Over F-Word 'Editorial'
Hmmm, never heard of a 4-word editorial format...that's news to me!
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The editor of the Colorado State University newspaper says he has no plans to resign amid criticism of the paper for using an obscenity in an editorial about President Bush.
The four-word editorial, published Friday in the Rocky Mountain Collegian, said in large type, "Taser this. F—- Bush."
J. David McSwane, the Collegian's editor-in-chief and a CSU junior, said the newspaper's governing board may fire him but he said he would not voluntarily step aside.
"I think that'd be an insult to the staff who supported the editorial," McSwane told the Fort Collins Coloradoan in Monday's editions.
The newspaper's business manager has said the operation lost $30,000 in advertising in the hours after the editorial was published, and that the pay of student staffers would be cut 10 percent to compensate