Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 16. 1972
What the Hell
What the Hell
I am amused by the misdirected criticism that too little is known by Joe Student about the major and minor incidents that become important after they have happened. No doubt there is truth in the criticism, but the fault lies as much with Salient as with the executive of VUWSA.
Where the hell are your reporters? Why no interviews with errant executive members about their sins of omission? All we get is libel and apologise, libel and apologise... .Don't your ace reporters, like capitalist newspaper scholarship holding opinion pusher Cob Ramble, go to meetings read minutes, sneak looks at Prof Board and council papers, rifle the president's mail and rape his secretary? Or do they only have the time to jerk off a few smartass comments about real or imagined campus pricks? How conventional! How unrevolutionary! I bet Peter Saveloys does his homework before asking Mike McKinley and Don Carson whether they are grey or yellow! I bet he knows who supplied the tomatoes to throw at the Governor-General!
What about a bit of honest underhand revolutionary journalism? I don't mean mundane stuff like telling us joes what happens at executive or SRC meetings in factual reports, or who last saw Devon Biggs standing outside where. Christ! He has to stand ouside somewhere, doesn't he? But a few investigations about the authorship of grassroots, or Sullient. Or who put sugar in a Prominent University Personality's petrol tank. Or How Manay prickish capitalists have withdrawn financial support from the university after the PBEC thing. Or how the government intends to make farmers the richest section of the economy after cabinet ministers before the election.
Don't your men know where to find corruption? Or do they wallow in it, in their flatulent smugness, making racy political witticisms should the target present itself, thinking they are turning on the campus with their pseudo-revolutionary egotours on standby?
And whose tit are you pulling, Editor?