As a second-semester senior, completing job applications, resumés and cover letters often consumes my nights. During the day, I stress about receiving a call about interviews as well as having to complete my day-to-day work. Needless to say, I could taste escape as spring break approached.
Though Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Noam Chomsky led an impassioned lecture on Israel Apartheid Week Tuesday (“Chomsky joins Israel “apartheid’ debate,” Wednesday, p. 1) and is a world-renown scholar of linguistics, he neglected to conduct a factually based argument and, instead, manipulated facts and truths.
The recent article about Noam Chomsky’s recent on-campus appearance (“Chomsky joins Israel “apartheid’ debate,” Wednesday, p. 1) reflects the extent to which The Daily Free Press has departed from objective journalism and finds itself seduced by anti-Israel rhetoric and those who promote it. Equally troubling is Boston University’s willingness to provide a pulpit to Chomsky, whose hyperbolic characterizations and factual distortions about Israel and “Palestine” are nevertheless deemed gospel by those who blindly submit themselves to the product Chomsky peddles.
The Daily Free Press’ stance on the Community Service Center’s Alternative Spring Breaks (“For some, a worthwhile break “alternative,’” Wednesday, p.1; “Making service cool,” Wednesday, p. 6) was extremely narrow-minded and written to make it look like there is nothing wrong with the application process. I cannot even count on two hands how many people, like myself, followed the CSC’s instructions to register online and still were not able to get a spot. This was simply because of the overload on the web server.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Linguistics Noam Chomsky used his linguistic capabilities to manipulate the facts and distort the truth at a lecture on Tuesday (“Chomsky joints Israel “apartheid’ debate,” Wednesday, p. 1). Several of his key points demonstrated a disturbing view towards terrorism and terrorist organizations. Chomsky stated that terrorism, especially when perpetrated […]