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Satirical Article In Rutgers Student Newspaper Under Fire For Praising Hitler

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Rutgers (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Rutgers (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

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