Clean Up BPPA

a campaign to remove offensive rhetoric from the Pax Centurion newsletter

Media Roundup for 7/25

In the morning, Simmons College added a small piece about the Pax Centurion on their “Simmons in the News” page:

Simmons College featured on Channel 7 WHDH-TV NBC evening news and WHDH.com June 29, after being the first advertiser to pull an ad from the Police Patrolmen’s Association newsletter due to sexist and racist content. Simmons was also featured on Bizjournals.com, UnverisalHub.com, Metro.us/Boston, Bostonoccupier.com, ThePhoenix.comDigboston.com and in a Dollarsandsense.org blog post.

Later, The Phoenix published a letter it had received from James Carnell. They also wrote a blog post about the topic and included the email in its original state. (See our response to this letter here.)

Finally, the Universal Hub also noted the letter, and commented,

OK, it’s a letter from Pax Centurion editor James Carnell, who can’t understand why people would object to the content in the newsletter he edits, except that they must be tofu-eating “cyber terrorists” and “thugs” and that people who object to “jokes” about Egyptian men having sex with the corpses of their dead wives are no better than the people who accused women of being witches in colonial Salem. Really, you need to read the whole thing.

Carnell also calls the people behind the Phoenix “the penultimate hypocrites,” which, of course, makes you wonder who the ultimate hypocrites are.

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