The Associated Press called the HDN several times to get the story regarding the animal carcasses and The Collegian editorial, but instead the AP is using a copy of the story from somewhere in Detroit. Am I jealous? Sure maybe a little, but there’s honestly quite a little problem in some of the wire service stories…
Read this one for example, from WLAJ Channel 3 News:
A student editor in Hillsdale County has caused an uproar at Hillsdale College. Section Editor John Krudy discovered several dead animals on his front porch Monday, just a few days after an editorial was published criticizing the school’s baseball team.
Krudy says the bodies of deer, several large rodents and a black goat were left on the porch of his off-campus home.
Underneath the goat was a copy of the controversial editorial. Krudy has published an apology calling the editorial a mistake and does not plan to press charges.
A.) There is no statement from Krudy about the animals that is out there according to all my sources in Hillsdale, instead the news report likely meant that Nathanael Rea, a neighbor who was quoted in The Collegian, was actually the one making the statement, but recycling incorrectly reported news is hard to know you are doing unless you are close to the situation
B.) Krudy did NOT publish an editorial in the first place and he did NOT publish an apology. The Collegian staff put together the piece, very early Thursday April 2, and again, it’s a STAFF written opinion, thus it’s an editorial and not a column. So Kurdy did not publish an apology for something he alone was not responsible for. In fact he is the “Beyond” section editor for the paper, nothing to do with sports…he is just PART OF THE STAFF. Editor-in-chief Joy Pavelski is the spokesperson for The Collegian on this issue and Krudy just happens to have been targeted, likely because the proximity of his house to “The Baseball House”.
I just thought you should know before you started thinking Krudy was indeed The Collegian all by himself. Krudy was just the victim of a terrible example of foul play.