Childish adoration

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Professor Allen Bard’s discoveries “help doctors today detect HIV and analyze AIDS,” but you wouldn’t know it based on this interview [published Feb. 13], which was devoted entirely to praising President Obama. I find it extremely disrespectful that you would waste this brilliant man’s time with questions such as, “What was it like to meet President Obama?” and “Had you ever been to the White House before?” These questions just smack of a childish adoration for a president who blows up Middle Eastern children in the morning, goes on apology tours during the day and then wins Nobel Peace Prizes in the evening. 

Did my lingering bit of respect for The Daily Texan’s editorial board completely vanish after reading this shameful excuse for an interview? “Probably, probably it did.” 

—Oscar C. Blanken