Believe it or not, this is not satire. It is not a product of the Onion News Network. This is a news organization that begins by apologizing if it asks uncomfortable questions and messes up, then asks no uncomfortable questions and still messes up.
This is a communications department so scared of making the administration mad, that it begins with a statement basically forfeiting all its watchdog responsibilities.
This is fucking embarrassing. It is also a shameless example of the Turner Report charge that the Joplin Globe and MSSU are a bit cozy.