Frisch responds to my criticism
You owe a sincere apology not only to Mr. Goldstein but [also] to your university community for dragging all of us down with you.
U of Arizona political science senior
I really am sorry for saying that I would be indifferent to the suffering of Mr. Goldstein's child. And I am sorry that the UA's name was dragged into this. And I regret how this has upset and stressed out my family and friends.
I really do apologize for embarrassing the students and faculty at the University of Arizona.
This will be my last post on South(west)paw on the Goldstein affair for at least one month.
Thanks for your message,
I think we here in the university community for the time being have to give Dr. Frisch the benefit of the doubt and determine that her apology to the university community is most likely sincere. But if Mr. Goldstein is to consider the apology to him seriously, the least she could do is remove the image of "Count Cockula" of which Mr. Goldstein was clearly and justifiably not amused. Something about that tells me she's just trying to deflect the softer-hearted.
Considering how she's been messing up the PR so far, perhaps silence in addition to removing the image is the best thing she can do for her own sake.
Update: Okay, perhaps Goldstein isn't so unamused.
Update 2: The Arizona Daily Star has picked up on the story. This story thankfully looks more objective than the Inside Higher Ed article, which received much criticism from the right, including from Goldstein himself (see previous posts).