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Students at U. Pittsburgh Creating Conservative Campus Newspaper

Students at U. Pittsburgh Creating Conservative Campus Newspaper

“The Pitt Patriot.”

These students got tired of the leftism coming out of the other campus paper. Good for them.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Pitt students to launch conservative newspaper in response to ‘left-leaning paper’

A group of students at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) are banding together to create a conservative newspaper in response to negative experiences with the school’s current newspaper, The Pitt News.

The new paper will be called “The Pitt Patriot.”

The Pitt Patriot will be funded by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) and will officially go live soon, according to an email obtained by Campus Reform.

Dylan Mitchell, the future editor-in-chief of The Pitt Patriot, also told Campus Reform that ISI will “be getting the grant approved and the website set up as soon as possible.”

Pitt student Hannah Margolis, who will serve as The Pitt Patriot’s opinion editor, told Campus Reform that The Pitt Patriot is being created in response to the current student-run newspaper being “a left-leaning paper.”

“The Pitt News, in particular, is known for being a left-leaning paper, in both their opinion and news sections,” Margolis said. “I, myself, have known a few students who have worked for TPN or just attempted to get their pieces published but were denied because the articles were either from a conservative standpoint or were Pro-Israel.”

She added, “At a certain point enough is enough, so we decided it was time to level the playing field by making one ourselves.”

Margolis also broke down the political atmosphere of Pitt as a whole, saying that “there is no question about this bias to left-leaning ideologies in all aspects at Pitt.”

“By creating a paper that is dedicated to ideas that are not commonly shared in classrooms due to social, academic, and administrative pushback I believe we are creating an opportunity to allow students to spread their ideas and help reduce the isolation that some right-leaning students may be feeling,” she argued.

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Comments

The Gentle Grizzly | December 16, 2022 at 1:37 pm

How long until they have a fire, or, the staff are attacked and law enforcement does nothing?

Well, by getting non-administration funding they survived the first obvious Pitt-fall. I look forward to inquiring about an online subscription as soon as some contact info is published.

Antifundamentalist | December 16, 2022 at 2:09 pm

“she argued.” No. She stated. There’s a difference.

I followed the link and took a few minutes to read some of the Pitt News stories and editorials. TPN opposes First Amendemtn protection for “hate speech” which it admits is “hard to define.” https://pittnews.com/article/176060/opinions/editorial-there-needs-to-be-a-limit-on-hate-speech/

There was a very biased news story about the IFC President being forced to resign because he posted on the IFC’s Instagram Account that called a “reported [sexual] assault ‘disheartening,’ but said it shows that ‘anyone, including you or me, has the capacity to conduct harmful behaviors whether that be under the influence of a substance or out of desperation.’” https://pittnews.com/article/177948/top-stories/we-need-the-support-of-the-community-greek-life-leaders-work-to-prevent-sexual-misconduct-after-former-ifc-president-resigns/ The tone of the article was that demanding his resignation was appropriate.