Julie Hermann, Rutgers' AD, spoke to a journalism class last week and chastised the Newark Star-Ledger, saying it would be "great" if the entire newspaper went under. Again, she said this in a journalism class.
Can you imagine if DB went into one of John U Bacon's classes and said he wished the Freep or Detroit News would just shut down and everyone lost their jobs? Pretty ridiculous.
Forget, for a minute, what you think about the newspaper. It doesn’t matter if you think its Rutgers’ coverage stinks, or its news coverage is biased, or if its columnists are too smug for their own good.
What matters is this: The Star-Ledger employs a lot of people. And if the Rutgers athletic director thinks it would be great if it closed down, then she relishes the idea of seeing those people lose their livelihood, their benefits and maybe more.