Buffalo News Editors Publish Disinformation
by Buck Quigley - posted 3:51 pm, February 14, 2011
We’ve reported for the last week and a half about how the SUNY student assembly duped the Buffalo News by citing its own fraudulent student poll to make the argument that 465,000 New York students want their tuition raised.
The student assembly collected responses from only one tenth of one percent of state students, and has yet to share the actual results of those 489 votes that did trickle in. Read about it here, too.
Such facts are no matter to the News editorial board. They sum up their hogwash this way: “The governor and legislators should listen to the students’ chants—raise my tuition, please!”
One tenth of one percent doesn’t make for a very loud chant. If SUNY administration continues to undermine the mission of SUNY, while disenfranchising 99.9% of the students they were hired to serve, there’s no telling what kind of response they’ll wind up provoking.
But then, a good student uprising can also sell papers, as it did in Buffalo after tear gas floated over the UB Main Street campus in 1970.