Yes, the picture showing WKU students burning a mask of Mitt Romney is really cool-looking, but it concerns me. My concern has nothing to do with being pro-Obama or pro-Romney. It’s about what this photograph is communicating. Many will laugh and say, “What’s the big deal? They were just having fun, celebrating Obama’s victory over Romney. They should be free to express themselves; can’t you take a joke?”
My response: What if the roles had been reversed? What if Romney had won and there was a picture of WKU students burning a mask of Obama?
Does that bother you? What’s wrong, let them have fun and be free to express themselves; can’t you take a joke?
Romney is just a man like Obama is just a man. The last time I checked, they both have to squat to take a dump like the rest of us. But as men, they both deserve our respect.
Bottom line: Because the Herald believes that is it is perfectly okay to have a picture of students burning a mask of Romney in their newspaper, and since the Herald is unbiased and does not operate under a double standard, then the opposite holds true. Which means it would be perfectly okay for the Herald to have a picture of other students burning a mask of Obama.
And that concerns me, a lot.
James Mark Massa,