GW Newspaper Kids Are the Worst
In one of its two entries Friday displaying a public figure throwing the Shocker, silly Wonkette forgot to credit the single greatest news source in America -- George Washington University's Hatchet -- for a photo received anonymously over the tip line. Well, fuck us! We surely deserved this "Cease and disist [sic]" letter from the Hatchet's senior photo editor, Ben Solomon:
It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of copyrighted work of The GW Hatchet on the website www.wonkette.com . The copyrighted work is a photo of Ben Stein (the "Work"), which was published on 10/25/07. The GW Hatchet has reserved all rights in the Work. Your work clearly is copyrighted published material owned by The Hatchet.... If I have not received an affirmative response from you by November 9, 2007 indicating that you have fully complied with these requirements, The Hatchet will be required to take further action against you.
As we stew in our war room over how to respond by the all-too-soon Nov. 9 deadline, we thought we'd turn our attention to the Hatchet for a few seconds and make fun of it.
In Friday's edition of the biweekly newspaper, the kids published a staff editorial called "College journalists deserve equitable shield rights," which they don't. It references proposed new legislation that would protect journalists from revealing their sources. The White House is considering a veto, and the reason is obvious:
The main problem with the proposed law is how the legislation will define and affect college journalists and other journalists not included in the 'typical definition' of a journalist, like online bloggers.
Veto! Veto it RIGHT NOW! And veto SCHIP again until it fixes its "main problem" -- how it doesn't offer medical insurance to those not included in the "typical definition" of a poor child, like upper-middle class GW students.