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Updated on Tuesday, November 11

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OMG: God I love Sean Hunt: http://www.uwimprint.ca/article/4654-re-a-man-with-no-party

Amazing that he can go from chewing out Imprint in a debate 3 years ago to publishing opinion pieces in it now.

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  1. I don't get why it's so amazing? He wasn't chewing Imprint out 3 years ago because "omg our student newspaper is so garbage" but because he had an actual problem with how it handled a specific situation-- he didn't have a vendetta against it or anything.

    Sean is an incredibly smart guy. He understands that the function of a campus newspaper is to provide both news and a platform where people can voice their opinions and he did just that.

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    1. There was the one specific issue, yes, but Imprint was generally of pretty low quality. It's a student organization; these things go in cycles. Everyone's going to have good years and bad years and lots of years in between.

      This year is a very good year for them. I actually read about the Schembri judgment in Imprint before it got posted to the CBC.

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  3. He's actually kind of an asshole. He has a way about him where he always has to be right about everything, and it's kind of annoying. :/

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    1. Spend some time talking to the guy. I used to think that about him too - probably because it was true for the longest time. These days he's actually pretty well-balanced and open-minded. He's a good person to have a debate with.

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    2. 3 is right. I do have a tendency to want to be right about everything. It annoys me too, though probably not as much as it annoys other people. At my worst, I get into one-upsmanship and am more than just a bit of a prick.

      Intellectual debate is a bit different because it's about exploring a topic that no one is totally sure about. Being wrong about objective fact is really embarrassing to me, though, which is why I instinctively don't like to admit to that sort of thing and start doing really annoying things to avoid it.

      That said, 3b, thanks for the compliments. Glad to hear that I have been getting better. :)

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  4. Thanks for the plug, OP. Glad you enjoyed :) At least, I assume you enjoyed it...

    I don't really see this as anything special. Maybe you expected me to hold a grudge? Imprint's actually been pretty good at keeping on top of the campus goings-on these days, and on top of that, the Daily Bulletin has too much of a PR spout and not enough of a newspaper. I dunno, maybe you expected me to hold a grudge? That would sort of defeat the purpose of going on a big rant in the first place, I think: if I wasn't going to treat Imprint well no matter what they do, why would they bother listening to me? That would defeat my master plan of slowly taking over every institution on campus and remaking them in my image.

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    1. "That would defeat my master plan of slowly taking over every institution on campus and remaking them in my image."

      I KNEW IT!!!

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  5. Mods... what happened to no names of people? This post is asking for trouble. Sean shouldn't have to be put on a judgement stand and defend himself from anonymous assholes. Please remove.

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    1. 5, Sean's name is attached to the article - it's literally right there when you click on the link. Plus he's been a public figure on this campus for quite some time.

      It'd be a different story if someone was saying "this sounds like it was written by Sean Hunt," but that's not the deal here. It's literally an opinion piece by him, that OP is sharing.

      That said, if Sean has a problem with it, he can always ask the mods to take it down. Maybe they'd listen. They'd probably listen. That'd be okay. But I don't think he has a problem with it.

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