A Belated Response from Marquette
October 24, 2006
by Tara Sweeney
Even more curious is the explanation that Marquette President Robert Wild gives for censoring the quote. He writes, “the original difficulty arose out of a misunderstanding… [W]hen the quotation cited was posted, it was without attribution; therefore, someone reading the quotation may not have understood the humor/satire of Dave Barry.”
So, censorship is totally okay if the expression involved does not contain a footnote to a famous person? Got it. Thanks, Marquette.