Taser this: F**k Bush. News or Opinion?

Those four words in the opinion page of The Rocky Mountain Collegian have lead to a call for the editor to resign. A lot of pissed off alumni and students with no sense of minimalist topical poetry are saying that this is worse, or at least on the same scale, as inviting the nuke-crazed Iranian Hitler to Columbia.

Rocky Mountain CollegianTo tase, the taser, and now, taser this: suddenly became part of the popular vernacular through the “Don’t tase me bro” ravings of a very publicly tased student at a John Kerry speaking event. This became a high point of 2007 college folklore with skits and videos, and T shirts and even reactionary movements – “Tase more bros,” by Taser Productions, was one offering.

College campuses are rising up once again – confronting authority, demanding answers, and always, always at the forefront of testing the limits of free speech. There are 185 comments on this incident so far on the Rocky Mountain Collegian.

The story published on CNNU is written by a “campus correspondent” and is delivered as CNN web content. Brilliant. On site reporting by students who are given an opportunity for a global audience with an established world-class news organization.

From CNN web site: CNNU campus correspondent Brett Okamoto is a senior at Colorado State University. CNNU is a feature that provides student perspectives on news and trends from colleges across the United States. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of CNN, its affiliates or the schools where the campus correspondents are based.

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