The Joplin Globe is a whore

The most recent staff editorial in The Joplin Globe is the most naked literary hummer in the history of fake journalism.

It is about the “larger than life” statue of a lion unveiled by MSSU recently. That cliche and others apparently “leaped to mind” for this lazy writer. But we digress. The problem isn’t with the prose but with the fact that the Globe is easy to praise and reluctant to poke.

We are in favor of and happy with the unveiling of the statue. It symbolizes a new beginning under Interim President Alan Marble. Marble has reached out to faculty and seems to realize the university’s international mission is a vital component to its future. It looks forward and not back. And that is all good.

But The Globe keeps giving Southern head.

Where did the money come from? The Student Senate spent a lot of money for this. And that is fine. It is a good symbol at a good time.

But what happened to the money then-Sen. Gary Nodler got for a storm shelter? Where is the university in fund raising for the already-named-but-matching funds-not raised Plaster sports complex?

With a new year underway, will true shared governance return?

We are happy so far. But questions remain. And we are still SouthernWatching.

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One Response to The Joplin Globe is a whore

  1. Prince of Darkness says:

    Trying to figure out how newspapers are still relevant. Especially one as poor the Globe. Online is the way.

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