Well, imagine my surprise to read in the Metro's Nuz this week that Don Miller's failed apology for a column about a powerful lesbian coterie at the University of California had led to a meeting of concerned citizens with Sentinel editors.
I especially liked these parts of Nuz's coverage based on "notes" taken at the meeting:
Citizens at the meeting professed themselves equally offended by Miller's retraction of his "powerful coterie of lesbians" column, because of how he used the term "politically correct" in said retraction and his apparent failure to see that the ensuing community outrage had zip to do with the word "lesbian."
As a result of the Nov. 14 discussion, the Sentinel agreed to run opinion pieces written by community members to address diversity issues, as well as a full "Reflections on the Investiture" page. Oh yes, and they also agreed to continue diversity training, even though one Sentinel publisher in attendance tellingly whined that "we've already sat through diversity training," And then there was the fact that the other publisher in attendance stated that there isn't really anything they can do about someone like Don Miller since "he's just hard-wired like that."
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