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Rutgers Paper ‘The Medium’ Apologizes for Mocking, Insulting Alpha Chi Omega Sorority

| by Alex Groberman

A satirical Rutgers newspaper issued an apology this week after writing a column berating and mocking an individual sorority and its members.

Just days after publishing a moderately crude article in which the writer disparaged the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, The Medium wrote this on its Facebook page: “Since our paper is satirical in nature and no stranger to controversy, it is rare that we apologize for our content

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“However, it is the feeling of this editorial board that the article in question merits an apology. It was written in a cruel, debasing manner that does not reflect the values or goals of our organization.”

This was the original column:

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What do you think: was the apology warranted? Should satirical publications ever have to apologize for the things they say or write?

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