Letter: Forum conducts witch hunt against NDSU president
I was very disappointed to read The Forum's editorial calling for North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani's resignation. After all of the great things that he has done for NDSU and the state of North Dakota, you ask for his resigna...
I was very disappointed to read The Forum's editorial calling for North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani's resignation. After all of the great things that he has done for NDSU and the state of North Dakota, you ask for his resignation over a few text messages between he and the athletic director? That's shameful.
He admitted to not knowing what the media restrictions entailed before they were issued, admitted that he made some inappropriate texts about the push back, but nothing I have seen in any of the info dug up is a clear indication of lying or deceit.
Maybe people should be asking for the resignation of some of the people at Forum Communications. Namely whoever is in charge of their shady reporter hiring and media deal bidding. To say Rob Port is a "news journalist" is stretching the truth even for Forum Communications' loose standards. The guy is a hack with an agenda and The Forum is giving him a platform to spread it.
- MIKE JACOBS: NDSU president should do the right thing - resign
- Forum Editorial: Good leaders are not born
- Rob Port: Text messages show Bresciani initially supported restrictive media rules
It's about time someone dug up the real dirty secrets behind the anti-NDSU agenda from the mostly UND alumni legislatures and their lapdogs like Port and The Forum's ownership.
The Forum Communications bid for the NDSU media rights was a complete and utter joke and you should be more embarrassed by that then anything NDSU has done. To basically ask for the same restrictions as NDSU tried and taking it even further by trying to force NDSU to get them access to ESPN's feed at no charge (which is impossible) and making NDSU pay them back if they didn't win at least 8 games a year is disgusting if not illegal. Wonder what the courts would think of those stipulations? Basically a media company threatening a public institution of higher learning to win or pay up?
I would hope that will be covered with the same vitriol that you seem to have for a few statements and texts from NDSU's President. I won't hold my breath however. In fact I'll be shocked if this letter gets printed or acknowledged by the all-powerful FCC!
Johnson lives in Fargo.