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    "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    The best part of the Daily is gone.

    After two comments that were interpreted as racist were published on Friday, apparently the geniuses at the Daily have decided to eliminate "Just Sayin" altogether. (Two comments about "squinteys" were published assuming that they were in reference to squirrels but the Asian community was very upset.)

    I would say that a huge chunk of students just lost all motivation to pick up that paper... Seems like an overreaction to me.



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Letter to the editor: Racial nature of "Just Sayin" comments shows prevalence of prejudice - Iowa State Daily: Opinion

    Lovett: 'Just Sayin' error brings racism to light - Iowa State Daily: Opinion

    Editor in Chief, Jake Lovett, has handled it like a true journalist.

    The Iowa State Daily is making the right call by shutting down the "Just Sayin's" and starting a dialogue about racism.




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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    The Iowa State Daily is making the right call by shutting down the "Just Sayin's" and starting a dialogue about racism.
    Couldn't disagree more. However I certainly feel that the comments published on Friday were inappropriate but in no way does that mean they should shut down the whole thing.



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Couldn't disagree more. However I certainly feel that the comments published on Friday were inappropriate but in no way does that mean they should shut down the whole thing.
    It absolutely is the right call. If people are picking up the ISD solely for the Just Sayin's, they're picking it up for the wrong reasons, and that in of itself is a problem.




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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Letter to the editor: Racial nature of "Just Sayin" comments shows prevalence of prejudice - Iowa State Daily: Opinion

    Lovett: 'Just Sayin' error brings racism to light - Iowa State Daily: Opinion

    Editor in Chief, Jake Lovett, has handled it like a true journalist.

    The Iowa State Daily is making the right call by shutting down the "Just Sayin's" and starting a dialogue about racism.
    I agree. I actually know Jake, and something like this truly doesn't sit well with him. I doubt that this segment of the paper will be gone permanently, but they'll have to figure out a way to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen again. Until they do, it should be shut down.


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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It absolutely is the right call. If people are picking up the ISD solely for the Just Sayin's, they're picking it up for the wrong reasons, and that in of itself is a problem.
    It's a problem for ISD. Truly a huge portion of the people that I know who read the Daily at all (already a minority) look at the Just Sayin's first. ISD should start printing fewer copies now because lots of people have no initial motivation to pick up a copy.



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    It's a problem for ISD. Truly a huge portion of the people that I know who read the Daily at all (already a minority) look at the Just Sayin's first. ISD should start printing fewer copies now because lots of people have no initial motivation to pick up a copy.
    That's just sad.




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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    That's just sad.
    I agree with you on that.



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    It's a problem for ISD. Truly a huge portion of the people that I know who read the Daily at all (already a minority) look at the Just Sayin's first. ISD should start printing fewer copies now because lots of people have no initial motivation to pick up a copy.
    I'm not sure I buy that so few people have any interest in reading the Daily. Maybe they don't pick up a copy, but I know the Daily Iowan gets around 50k hits online every day. I'd be surprised if the numbers aren't similar at the Daily. People read the stories, they just may not pick up the hard copy (Which is why newspapers are in such trouble all across the country. Everything is moving online.).


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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It absolutely is the right call. If people are picking up the ISD solely for the Just Sayin's, they're picking it up for the wrong reasons, and that in of itself is a problem.
    Really? The rest are picking it up for the sudoku or crossword.



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It absolutely is the right call. If people are picking up the ISD solely for the Just Sayin's, they're picking it up for the wrong reasons, and that in of itself is a problem.
    Over 50% of the people who read the ISD look straight to the just sayin section. This is another case of over sensitive people crying over a term that isn't even derogatorily used.



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    The just sayin was really dumb anyway. But that didn't keep me from reading it.



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Really? The rest are picking it up for the sudoku or crossword.
    This is the reason why I pick up the paper every day. I couldn't care less for the articles.



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It absolutely is the right call. If people are picking up the ISD solely for the Just Sayin's, they're picking it up for the wrong reasons, and that in of itself is a problem.
    So i watch the 5 o clock news just for the weather report. That means i'm watching the news for all the wrong reasons right?



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    Re: "Just Sayin" Eliminated from ISU Daily

    I don't get the interperatation of "squintey's" meaning squirrels? Could somebody elaborate one that one for me?

    And though I agree that it is sad, but I think it is correct in saying that a ton of the students picking up the paper just look to those. (Again, this doesn't mean I think that's fine). But does it really matter? The students get the paper free anyway. So even if less students pick it up now it's irrelevent.



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