In a rather sardonic response to Wesleyan’s gun violence forum and similar gun control demands on college campuses, The Onion completely shat on every college’s contribution to the gun discussion in a video clip titled “College Activists Excited to Add Powerless Voices to the Gun Debate.” At about 0:34 seconds in, a screenshot of an Argus editorial on the subject is
hilariously incorrectly dubbed a “fruitless campus newspaper editorial.”
Curiously, the Argus shot is immediately followed by a phone interview with “Michael Feiring, Vassar Student,” whom upperclassmen will immediately recognize as Micah Feiring ’11, former WSA President (and not quite a Vassar student). Wesleying reached out to Feiring for comment last Friday, and he replied yesterday.
“I was actually unaware of this video at the time I received your message,” wrote Feiring. “Needless to say, I did not speak with The Onion about the role college activists play in the gun control debate. I do support stricter regulations and I think that all voices are significant in the gun control dialogue—even poorly run newspapers like the Wesleyan Argus. The legal team in my office is currently pursuing a defamation suit against The Onion in reference to false claims that I attended a second-tier institution like Vassar College.”
The video is below. For a brief history of Wesleyan mentions in The Onion, click here. For The Onion’s take on Wesleyan dinner parties, click here.
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guys, in this article:
1) everyone is joking
2) everyone is powerless
3) everyone is alone
fortunately wesleying’s op-eds about gun violence in the wake of the newtown shooting were totally not fruitless at all!!
Huh? That quote is from Micah, not Wesleying. Wesleying has no opinion about the Argus editorial or the Onion vid, except that it’s hilarious and that we are obviously as worthy of mockery as any other campus publication.
and Micah’s personal vendetta against the argus has nothing to do with the fact that they exposed his WSA administration’s embezzlement of SBC funds, right?
TALK ABOUT POORLY-RUN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
8:57 PM Wesleying gets upset that the Onion “incorrectly” dubs their article, is offended.
9:00 PM Wesleying remembers that this is what the Onion does.
So the onion makes fun of everything and everyone…but we get upset when its us?
that’s the voice of gus spelman, ’11
funniest thing ever