The BostonNOW story includes statements from Jack Dunn, Director of Public Affairs at BC, and Bobby Burton, editor-in-chief of one of the websites (rivals.com):
BC spokesman Jack Dunn said disciplinary actions will be taken against the posters if they are current members of the university's community. BC police is handling the investigation, he said, but would involve Boston police if necessary.The story does not, however, quote any official from scout.com, which is where the most inflammatory content was posted -- and where the BC discussion boards, Eagle Insider, have now been converted from free to paid subscriber-only status, along with a pledge to clean up the content. The Eagle Insider board administrator stated yesterday that reporters had been "badgering" the scout.com Vice President.
Rivals editor-in-chief said his company does the best it can to stay on top of the postings.
"We monitor and moderate the message boards and try to eliminate any items that violate the terms of service," Bobby Burton said.
He said he has not yet heard from any University officials about the matter.
"From a Rivals perspective, if there is anti-Semitic jargon, it would be grounds for dismissal from the site and it should be deleted," Burton said.
"Anything threatening, frankly."