Claflin Is Spinning October 23, 2007Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.
UNIVERSITY SAYS STUDENTS NOT COERCED INTO ATTENDING HILLARY EVENT
FITSNews – October 23, 2007 – Claflin University apparently put out a statement to local and national media last week after we broke the story that the school allegedly coerced Barack Obama volunteers into decorating the set of a Hillary Clinton press conference shortly after denying them the right to form a “Students for Obama” group. Not surprisingly, the school says it did nothing wrong:
No student, at any time, was “coerced” into attending the event or to hold Clinton signs. Students were advised that the choice was theirs after the signs were handed to them by Clinton supporters. The former director of public relations did suggest to students that they stand behind Senator John Matthews; again it was announced that this was at the students’ discretion.
Translation? These kids had a bunch of signs shoved in their hands and were told by a former school administrator where to go stand with them. As for the accusation that the school put the kibosh on the “Students for Obama” group, Claflin claims that the students were merely asked to “work within the Young Democrats” organization on campus. Hmmmm …
Claflin’s spin control grade so far? Yeah, that would be an “F,” and not for “fab-foo-goo-tastic.”