Friday, November 04, 2011
NASI: 5TJT publishes response--20 girls enrolled
In "First Class Singles" the editor of the 5TJT publishes a response from Rabbi Moshe Pogrow as well as his own editorial/commentary/free advertising (?). The editor should be called out on the carpet for publishing the rather edited response instead of the originally released drivel and diatribe. What a farce! A response was released that reflected just what the buyer might be getting themselves into and what type of people the buyer would be dealing with, and it gets cleaned up for newspaper publication in a day!
Three important differences I quickly noted, among other:
1) The line "beg, borrow, cheat, or steal" is GONE, replaced by "beg, borrow, or do whatever it takes"
2) The tone is more somewhat more gentle, less accusatory/blaming although a healthy dose remains. E.g. this line is gone: "It isn't only my fault that we as a community have utterly and totally failed these young women."
There is not asking a single hard hitting question asked and answered by the newspaper. Basically it is free publicity courtesy a publication that has some freedom of press, or at least more than the Yated or other publications. I'd say "kid gloves" defines the article,
but I think my kids ask harder hitting questions than what we've got here.
Please don't think this post has replaced previous posts. In fact, see the previous post also (super important re: track record). As per the article, 20 are signed up. I don't know if that is emet or sheker, but NASI has found free advertising and I will use my cyberink too.