Earlier this week we told you we would be posting a video and some comments on a legendary Georgetown professor. The piece has been ready for a few days, but we're pushing it back to next week because we want to take a moment and congratulate The Voice since today they have published what is probably the best issue they've produced in a long time.
The Voice has had a rough year. Not only were they forced to cut their publication schedule for the first time in their history, down from once a week to biweekly, but they were also victims of an SJW hate campaign led by a bunch of race hustlers, which not only emasculated their resident cartoonist for a thought crime he didn't commit, but also caused the then editor-in-chief to grovel before the mob and stab in the back one her own staff members, (though of course the worst bit of it all was the "diversity" requirement being foisted upon the studentry).
Their current feature story, entitled "Safe Spaces or Echo Chambers," is well worth reading not only for its subject matter, but also because of the quality of its writing, the fact that it is fair, and the in-depth reporting the two authors did. It's obvious a great deal of time was spent on the piece. Authors Kenneth Lee and Graham Piro have produced the sort of journalism that should win an award come the end of the academic year. We also noticed they incorporated various articles and terms we've introduced to the campus lexicon via our own site, and are pleased to note these popped up with surprising frequency.
Ken and Graham did several things good journalists are supposed to do, such as identify the political memberships of those quoted, which The Hoya failed to do last semester in their utterly incompetent coverage of the O'Connor Conference on Life (we'll see if The Hoya is a little less biased next year). And they also cover both sides of the issue, something The Hoya regularly fails to do. We're not picking on The Hoya here, we're holding them accountable. They pretend to be an unbiased source of information while The Voice doesn't hide from being explicitly liberal, yet too often The Hoya slants its reporting in service to a liberal agenda.
One thing The Voice did not do, which they could have, was invite comment from libertarian or conservative professors. As it stands the piece only quotes three faculty members, all of whom are liberals. We're not sure why, but assume it has to do with Georgetown's faculty not being very amenable to hiring known conservatives. Like too many faculties across the country, they seem to care much more about diversity of identity than diversity of ideas. And we know finding libertarians or conservative professors on-campus who are willing to be open isn't exactly easy, especially when they don't have tenure yet, so we'll give the authors a pass this time.
In addition to the excellent piece on safe spaces and speech on the Hilltop, The Voice also has a pretty good article on Joe's and Connor's term as leaders of GUSA. It's much better than the one The Hoya published Tuesday. And then there is an unscientific, statistically meaningless survey of political attitudes on-campus, which shares the same fault as the ones the feminists peddle with all the fake sexual assault numbers. But hey, it's interesting and at least The Voice is honest in admitting it's not scientific.
All in all, an excellent edition. Great job. Now all you have to do is cut down on the narcissism in the Voices section. Now that's really annoying.