Earlier today I received a message in my inbox from Eric M. Mauser, Narrative Director at The Prince-Arthur Capitalist Newsletter.
The PACN is interested in investigating the story of the MARP and in the interest of complete transparency, we will comply with their requests, so long as it does not infringe upon our well developed Security Culture.
For those who are interested, the dialogue between the PACN and MARP is reproduced in full below.
date: thu, jan 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM
subj: I know you think we’re fascists but, would you be willing to comment/tell us about your website?
The Prince Arthur Herald recently learned about your new website. We’d like to do an article on it. The article would be a strictly news piece, meaning it would be unbiased. We want to present a fair view of your website, inform readers of its purpose, and just generally put out an article on your site as it has attracted quite a bit of attention recently. We would like to know: 1) Who runs the site? Is it a group of students? Are you affiliated with an organization or just working on your own? 2) Is this a new project? When did it start? 3) What is the purpose of the website? What can readers expect in the future? 4) Can you comment on the article on Brendan Steven? 5) Some have expressed concerns over the tone of your articles. How do you respond to that? Are they meant to be taken seriously, or are they satirical in nature? If you would be willing to answer some or all of these questions or you have questions regarding this request, please email me back. ANY response you can give would be helpful to writing the article. Many of our readers (and many students I talked to) expressed curiosity about your website, and this could be a good opportunity to help address some of that curiosity. It could also be a good publicity opportunity. As a gesture of good faith, Before we run the article, I will let you read it so you can see that it is an unbiased news piece (as opposed to an editorial which takes an opinion). Eric W. Mauser
News Editor, The Prince Arthur Herald
date: thu, jan 19, 2012 at 1:58 PM
subj: re: I know you think we’re fascists but, would you be willing to comment/tell us about your website? We at the MARP appreciate your interest in our newsproduct. Brief responses to your questions is below:1) Who runs the site? Is it a group of students? Are you affiliated with an organization or just working on your own?The MARP is a growing collective of members of the Milton Avenue Revolutionary Community organized and run by Chief Editor Karlos Marx.2) Is this a new project? When did it start?
The MARP began as a splinter group of dedicated Revolutionaries who found they could pass information between themselves faster than campus media sources. We at MARP found the liberal-leaning bureaucratic nature of the Mob Squad intolerable and also completely reject the slavish conservatism of the McGill Daily News section.
3) What is the purpose of the website? What can readers expect in the future?
This question is teleological and also implies certainty in prediction of human affairs.4) Can you comment on the article on Brendan Steven?It speaks for itself. 5) Some have expressed concerns over the tone of your articles. How do you respond to that? Are they meant to be taken seriously, or are they satirical in nature? We at the MARP can’t imagine anything more serious than the MARP. With Love,
The Milton Avenue Revolutionary Press
We at the MARP are interested in hearing your views about whether or not we should continue to interact with the PACN and what tone we should take.
Report filed by: Karlos Marx