Joe Guarino says the beating of three Palestinian students, who were allegedly called "sand niggers," "fucking Palestinians," and "terrorists," by a group of football players at Greensboro's Quaker college, "was not terribly newsworthy. Kids get beat up in school across the country, probably every hour of every school day, here and elsewhere. "
I disagree. Not that kids get into fights, but that the specifics of this case don't make it newsworthy.
Update: JR comments at Guarino's: "I'd suggest that kids don't get beat up on college campuses in Greensboro nearly as often as you suggest, Joe. I'd also suggest that they don't get beat up by athletes shouting ethic slurs, if the police reports are true. I'd further note that the police charged them with ethnic intimidation, adding an additional newsworthy layer to this story."