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Glad to see Starr's utter failures at Baylor get treated with the weight it deserves in that NPR obit. CNN's led with a "good Christian"/"public servant" puff-piece quote from Baylor's current president—not under a heading foreshadowing the heavy subject matter to come or anything. I woke up mad about this. You, journalistic outlet, are not Baylor's PR department. Apologizing or glossing over the garbage actions of bad men is not your job.

Dr. Livingstone kinda has to be nice in situations like this. I'm sure no one at Baylor is too happy to hear BU's big recentish rape scandal back in the news, either, and she's got to say something nice lest she stir that pot further and draw out the pain. I finally feel like BU's doing better on that front, but that was after years of feeling deeply, deeply angry that I paid way too much (and am still paying way too much, as the public student loan forgiveness hardly makes a dent) for bad men in positions of authority to make bank and shove the real, horrifying pain of fellow students under the rug in the name of chasing sports titles and the donations that usually follow.

Baylor's no stranger to athletic scandals, or scandals in general. I knew that going there, but the school kept its good reputation despite it all and I figured coming out of a major men's basketball scandal circa 2004ish, they'd have learned how not to screw up on a big, horrifying scale for a while. Nope! And Ken Starr helped brush it all under the rug. That's his legacy to Baylor folks, and it does a profound disservice to everyone reading an obit to lead with the obligatory boilerplate statement instead of his actual impact there.
 
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