Satirical Article In Rutgers Student Newspaper Under Fire For Praising Hitler

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (CBSNewYork) — Rutgers University is investigating an article written by a student-run satirical newspaper. The article is titled “What About The Good Things Hitler Did?”, it was falsely attributed to Jewish student Aaron Marcus.

The article appeared in The Medium on Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus.

Marcus who’s relatives are holocaust survivors, was highly offended by the article.

“I’m a firm believer in freedom of speech, but I’m not a firm believer in impersonation and libel,” Marcus said.

Rutgers officials criticized the article.

“Federal courts extend broad protection to student media. However, a recent article in the Medium, purporting to be written by student Aaron Marcus and using Mr. Marcus’ photograph, is extremely offensive and repugnant,” said Rutgers President Richard McCormick.

Free speech or over the line? Let us know what you think in our comments section below…



  • jh

    I blame A.J.Burnett…



    • you should know,your an idiot

      spoken like the true idiot that you are

  • Smelly Hippie

    Every jewish holiday is about how they ran away from one enemy or the other.

    • Sgeo

      The three most important Jewish Holidays are Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Passover. Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur is a day of repentance, so clearly not every holiday is like that.

    • J

      You mean defeated every enemy

  • Sean

    Everyone is so quick to believe what they read…perhaps this boy really did write the article and is now using this as his 15 minutes of fame or perhaps he is trying to get the paper stopped because he does not like it. Anything is possible in today’s world so let’s not be so quick to believe everything we read


    How did this article get past the paper’s editor-in-chief? This is libel and heads must roll!!!

    • Sean

      r u serious? or are u being ironic because i can’t tell

  • Sgeo

    What a terrible headline, that’s not what the article is under fire for.

  • Sean

    O give me a break, I read this paper all the time and it’s hysterical. I mean some things offend me but I just laugh it off and use it as an opportunity to gain anothers’ perspective. Everyone needs to calm down and stop stressing over the little things in life and worry about the big picture. I just wish people had a little bit thicker skin or could learn to laugh at themselves every once and a while.

    • Sgeo

      I would agree, but how is it ok that it assigned authorship to a real student who did not write it? Why not make up a name if you want to, or use the real author’s name, or ask permission?

      • Sean

        well that is a problem but perhaps the name was thought to have been made up but turned out to be a real rutgers student there are thousands of students at RU after all

        • Sgeo

          According to the article, a photo of the student was used…

    • Jonathan

      Six million Jews dead is NOTHING to laugh about. My Father-in-law’s Aunt’s Family was burned alive in a Synagogue by the Nazis. If you think using a Holocaust survivor’s son’s name is funny, you are VERY SICK!

      • Sean

        not what im saying at all please don’t put words in my mouth.

  • Strobel


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