Another full-page editorial advertisement on the sexual assault scandal at Baylor University has appeared in an Austin newspaper and, this time, it is wholly uncharitable to Kenneth Starr, who was ousted as university president last month.
Last Sunday a full-page advertisement in the Austin American-Statesman praised Starr for his service to the Baptist university.
The ad, which directly addressed the former judge and special prosecutor, thanked him for his service to Baylor and extolled his “integrity, leadership, character and humble nature.” It also thanked him for his “exceptional care for students and their well-being.”
That ad, which cost many thousands of dollars, was paid for by seven prominent Baylor alumni couples in the Austin area. It avoided mentioning – and some say ignored – the sexual assault allegations a private investigative report claims Starr did little to address while still president.
The new ad was paid for by a single 1966 Baylor alumnus, Roger Sanders, who called himself a “country lawyer” from Sherman, Texas. By contrast, Sanders whitewashes little.