Seriously: Tony Frank caught writing mean comments on Collegian Facebook page

Ryan Tougaw

Colorado State University President Tony Frank was caught in the act of writing off-color comments on The Collegian’s website late Friday night.

Frank, writing under the pseudonym “Frony Tank,” was exposed by the hacker group Anonymous after a comment on The Collegian webpage went viral, garnering 12 likes on Facebook in forty-five minutes.


“The powerful need to know that they can’t keep secrets from the rest of us,” an anonymous spokesperson from Anonymous said. “We knew we needed to find out who was committing these offenses, no matter how creative Frank’s pseudonym was.”

The mean comment in question read: “The Collegian is really just subpar. They don’t do nearly enough stories about the president of CSU, who I hear is really doing an excellent job. I guess that’s what you’d expect from a lowly student publication, constantly focusing on pointless issues like tuition increases and stadium expenses.”

Frank also allegedly posted a number of conspiratorial comments on The Collegian’s, page asserting that they were misusing their position as a student media outlet to propagate a student agenda. 

The Colorado State University administration is considering punitive steps for Frank, including revoking his presidential parking permit and limiting emails to 200 words. The University will also hire its 82nd social media manager, Connie Ji, a recently graduated Collegian employee.  

Editor’s note: This is a satire piece from the Collegian’s opinion section. Real names may be used in fictitious/semi-fictitious ways. Those who do not read editor’s notes are subject to being offended.