Anti-gun hysteria has led a Virginia university to stop calling its newspaper “The Bullet”. Editorial staff proposed the name change, citing concerns that the name was insensitive and politically incorrect. They even hinted that the name could make people violent.
And with that, the University of Mary Washington will change “The Bullet“, published since 1922, to The Blue and Gray Press.
According to a press release from the paper,
“The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon, propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner The board intends to remain faithful to the history our university stands upon, and we continue to honor this history both in a respectful and meaningful way”
Alison Thoet, the paper’s Editor-in-Chief continued,
“In this day and age, no one really cares about the Civil War. We wanted something that was updated. The board intends to remain faithful to the history our university stands upon, and we continue to honor this history both in a respectful and meaningful way.”
I suppose there’s some irony to be had in a university named after George Washington’s mother becoming politically correct. After all, bullets haven’t done anything for this country – other than provide every one of the freedoms this editorial board pretends to care about.
Since the Editorial staff believes no one cares about the Civil War, perhaps they should be reminded that the university is located in Fredericksburg – the site of five major Civil War battles and numerous skirmishes nearby. And blue and gray aren’t just the school colors, they are the uniforms colors worn by the soldiers who fought and died in those battles.
The first edition of The Blue and Gray Press will be published on Sept. 4, ending a run of 96 years as The Bullet, including this edition – the first published after the attacks on Pearl Harbor: