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It has been quite an election right from the beginning. We have to thank you, the angry protestor, for enriching our understanding of the whole shebang. Had you not been there, to correctly point out to us how foolish we were to assume that we could simply waltz in wherever we felt like and report stuff, we couldn’t have possibly understood the extent of our misconception.
We’re really sorry if we ever thought that we lived in a free and democratic campus where we didn’t need ‘permission’ to talk to people and ask them about their opinions, that this was a place where people came together for the pursuit of intellect and free exchange of ideas. It's obviously our fault and we therefore deserve all your chagrin like trying to snatch our cameras, accusing us of taking sides and getting us barred from the election premises.
You’re right; we’re not the ‘real’ press. Trust us; you should be glad we’re not. They’d never quite see the logical soundness of your brilliant argument. It's not their fault. They actually believe that every Indian citizen has a fundamental right to free speech and expression. We’re just students; trying to give the campus a comprehensive news source to the best of our abilities. We’re not keen on conducting political espionage or trying to mislead students.
However, also know that we’re not superhuman. We can’t possibly atone for crimes we haven’t committed yet. Therefore when you accuse us of being pro or anti anything, we’d like you to actually read our coverage before you do it. How can we possibly feel suitably repentant if you lash out us preemptively?
Now that you’re here, go ahead, mark out every little thing that you feel is wrong or biased and post a comment about it. We’ll read patiently and account for it as best as we can. That’s what we do in a democratic society; provided we’re still living in one, of course.
UoH Dispatch Team