A Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

I was delighted as usual to see the arrival of the latest edition of the Bardvark, but dismayed by the headline, “New Yorkers to Republicans: F*ck You.”

As a serious vehicle for student journalism, the headline strikes me as immature, in bad taste, and out of line with the journalistic conventions to which you aspire. When the New York Post summarized a similar sentiment during the city's financial crisis of the 1970s, they opted for “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” I would think the editors of the Bardvark would have the judgement to come up with a headline more appropriate for a serious school newspaper.


Michael Lerner