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  1. Jill says:

    As a student with a prior background, both in WBC and in Journalism, I was disappointed to see that the articles were very one-sided. I don’t mean to imply that I agree with what WBC does or stands for, but other than the amount of members that showed up, there was no commentary on what they said or did.
    I find the WBC reviling and immoral, but don’t they still deserve a description? In reporting war, do we only write about our side and neglect the other side as if they don’t exist? There were pictures galore of Drake students, Facebook posts across several pages, but not a single picture or quote about the WBC group. It would have been interesting to see how the interactions between the two groups played out, instead of just a commentary on the Drake students.

  2. Jill says:

    As a student with a prior background, both in WBC and in Journalism, I was disappointed to see that the articles were very one-sided. I don’t mean to imply that I agree with what WBC does or stands for, but other than the amount of members that showed up, there was no commentary on what they said or did.
    I find the WBC reviling and immoral, but don’t they still deserve a description? In reporting war, do we only write about our side and neglect the other side as if they don’t exist? There were pictures galore of Drake students, Facebook posts across several pages, but not a single picture or quote about the WBC group. It would have been interesting to see how the interactions between the two groups played out, instead of just a commentary on the Drake students.

  3. Mike Mago says:

    Jill —

    The 7th and 8th paragraphs talk about the counter protesters, even giving one of them a substantial quote. To say that the writer didn’t cover both sides is absolutely wrong. Also, the main story here is not that these WBC people showed up. It’s that 500 Drake students came together for a cause–something that rarely happens on this campus. They covered WBC as much as was necessary, plain and simple.

    — Mike

  4. Mike Mago says:

    Jill —

    The 7th and 8th paragraphs talk about the counter protesters, even giving one of them a substantial quote. To say that the writer didn’t cover both sides is absolutely wrong. Also, the main story here is not that these WBC people showed up. It’s that 500 Drake students came together for a cause–something that rarely happens on this campus. They covered WBC as much as was necessary, plain and simple.

    — Mike

  5. Joey says:

    I second Mike. The WBC was covered and really without a whole lot of bias. This is the Times Delphic, I would be surprised if it didn’t focus on the Drake community. And about the “no WBC group pictures”, it might even be more unbiased that they didn’t show them. This article covered what Drake was doing, not what the Westboro Catholic Church was doing; should I go to godhatesfags.com and see if there’s any coverage of the Drake side of the protest?