Last week was a great week for Vox commenting—it would be impossible to highlight all the noteworthy comments from this week, so if you have some time to kill this President’s Day, Vox suggests you check out these posts about the GUSA election (one, two and three). This week’s post will therefore have a theme: Vox‘s reprehensible moral failings. Last Thursday, we published a photograph of the debate notes of GUSA vice presidential candidate Markel Starks (COL ’14), in which he wondered if he was hungry and played tic-tack-toe with himself. Not particularly respectful? Perhaps not. And the commentariat called us on it.
@wtf reminded me that I will have to explain my behavior to a higher power someday, or President DeGioia:
i totally agree “wtf” jackson this is pathetic you ought to be ashamed of yourself and be glad markel isn’t taking this to the administration or the cops as an invasion of privacy or hypothetically theft (my brother is a graduate of the law school, he and i had an interesting conversation about this). you have no moral codes, you have no ethical codes, and I have no clue how on earth you are going to defend yourself to God
Another @wtf gave us legal advice, but there’s no way someone using the word ‘behoove’ is speaking seriously.
Jackson Perry, you are walking dangerous legal lines, and it would highly behoove you to not break laws. I love vox populi, but this post is just unacceptable. no bullcrap.
Are we serious? thinks our blog post about Markel’s notes was promoted as investigative journalism. Au contraire monsieur, we have a hearty appreciation for tactless attempts at base humor!
This is absolutely disgraceful. What a bigoted, thoughtless article. Insult Markel’s *perceived* lack of intelligence all you want, but at least recognize that he is trying to do something good for Georgetown, whereas the author of this garbage is simply promoting such a tactless attempt at base humor as “investigative journalism.” The author might not think Markel is the best representation of Georgetown – but someone with such questionable moral and ethical standards, as displayed in this article, has absolutely no room to talk.
I think this was an attempt at humor. I think it’s safe to say that, in this case, very, very few people share in the author’s sense of humor.
First, thanks so much for taking a picture of my paper. Classic. I have a hard time staying focus with repetitive things. Ask anybody that knows me. You guys want to focus on irrelevant details but you fail to point out that I answered all the questions thoroughly and with tact. Clearly, I did not need to write my thoughts out on paper because they were already formed in my mind. I was not distracted I was prepared, and I gave each opponent their due respect and attention. Also, do not compare me to Henry and his campaign. I love Henry, he’s my guy. He’s helped me in ways that people could not understand. So Henry this is not a shot at you Big Homie or your running mate. But it comes down to this…we are running two entirely different campaigns. We are by far more equiped than they were. So do not group us together. Moving forward… You guys are playing right into my hands so please continue with what you think are detrimental comments (LOL). At the end of the day, I know how great our campaign is. It is only a matter of time until the rest of the student body gets as bored as I was listening to the repetitive ideas of current GUSA representatives and is finally ready for a change. So please spend your time doing something constructive and focus on things that matter. Bottom line is, I take this seriously and I am prepared to handle and take on your poorly supported criticism and stereotypes. No more underhanded comments. It makes you look ludacris and just shows that I can handle this position. But on another note, I apologize for my actions if they offended you. I take full responsibility for what is on that note card. At the end of the day, I am here to make Georgetown more suitable for your preferences and needs, and that’s why I am running. Thanks again. Vote Dan and Markel.