Which Of These Quotes Came From Real Emails Our News Editor Received This Week, After He Published a News Story About White Nationalist Posters Appearing on Campus?
Help! After our News Editor published a story about white nationalist posters appearing on campus, his email inbox blew up! Literally – emails are flying everywhere! The team at Craccum need to wrangle up all the loose messages, but they can’t figure out which ones are real and which ones aren’t. Can you help them by pointing out which of the quotes below come from real emails Craccum’s News Editor received this week, and which of them have been made up?
- About migrants: “who are letting these monkeys in?”
- About Dan, the author: “you … pick on white kids but you would never criticize blacks, homos, muslims or Maori.”
- About migrants: “How many uber drivers and Indian pizza delivery people does this country need?”
- Paraphrased from multiple different emails: “I’m not racist, but I want to know how I can get in touch with the white nationalist group – could you please send me a link to their website? Also, I’m sick of liberals shoving messages of anti-racism down our throats.”
- About white supremacists on university campus: “perhaps some people at Auckland uni are sick of being taken for a ride from these jigaboos and that is why they have done the posters.”
- About Dan, the author: “you’re not a serious journalist and you never will be.” (You’re not wrong.)
- About the university staff who expressed disappointment with McCutcheon’s decision not to remove the posters: “wow the same crowd that poisons young minds with cultural Marxism also hates white people who would have thought [sic].”
- About the decision not to publish the group’s contact information: “shut the Maori activism down then.”
- About migrants: “these chimpanzees should get their balls cut off and then be deported, instead Jacinda will probably make then NZ citizens [sic].”
- In a totally unrelated email about the white nationalist group: “I am a law student at the University of Auckland.”
Answers: While all of these are real quotes from real people, only quotes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 come from emails sent to Craccum’s news inbox. The rest are comments left on Facebook. Faith in humanity = restored!