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CRIMINAL SLANDER

The Mail

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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

The CRIMSON's perpetual bias towards SDS news stories and anti-Administration editorials is by now no surprise to anyone who reads the paper regularly. I know with dismal certainty that each issue I see will contain the same proportion of radical rhetoric on every page.

Even I was surprised to learn, however, that you had moved on to criminal slander. A news release sent out by the Harvard News Office on May 31 said that CRIMSON editors, "through anonymous advertisements," accused Samuel Huntington of genocide and other crimes. I found that hard to believe until I looked. There it was, an advertisement baldly saying that a professor was guilty of a crime.

Negligence and bias is one thing; slander is another. You have now gone past the acceptable limits. Were I Samuel Huntington, I would sue you for libel. Were I one of the University's Administrators, I would take whatever steps necessary to make sure you made no further offenses of this nature John Jensen, New York City

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