Wed. Apr 1st, 2020

Reader questions journalistic practices of student publication

This letter follows up on your article in OG&B “Circulated emails cause campus concern.”

Please ask Sabin Sidney of Wake Forest Review how articles like “Our Top Ten Favorite Tweets from @realDonaldTrump” can include as number 8 the following: 
 is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.”
That tweet is misogynistic and homophobic.  Attacking women for their looks is sexist.  Is this how WFR  shares the value of ethical journalism?
Twice I posted a comment deploring this post on WFR, twice the comment was deleted.
Is there no one at Wake Forest Review who does not find this tweet offensive? Is Wake Forest Review’s message to female readers that sexism is alive and well, and they approve of tweets like this? Out of many thousands of tweets is this one of the best?

  • tdaly

    The article is still out there unchanged.
    Sexist articles are OK on WF Review

  • Esse Em

    Apparently, the staff of the OGB routinely deletes commentary on the website. It is appalling.

    • Tom Daly

      The comments section is run by DISQUS – which is the organization that reviews and deletes comments

    • wfuogb

      Thank you for your input. We have no intention of censoring comments on our website. A third party, Disqus, was automatically moderating comments containing links without our knowledge. We have since amended the problem; please let us know if you run into any further issues posting comments.