There is constant whining, on Fox, about conservatives being denied their freedom of speech by "politically correct" liberals. But the same concern isn't shown about liberal speech when it offends conservatives. Lately, Fox has been showcasing alleged liberal bias on campuses. Fox & Friends validated right wing hysteria about a liberal professor's "rant" about Republicans, even after the teacher apologized. Fox friend Tucker Carlson and his right wing guest, Caleb Bonham whined about how colleges are "little indoctrination centers." The narrative was continued on Saturday's Fox & Friends when three conservative students whined about their professors. And this morning, Elisabeth Hasselbeck channeled right wing outrage over a professor's street theater to further promote the popular Fox persecuted student and, for bonus points, persecuted Christian meme in a segment that didn't quite hit the propaganda mark.
Yesterday, Anna Kooiman asked if "tuition dollars are well spent" if they go to professors who, OMG, "attack Republicans." Video was played of the "rant," featured on last week's Fox & Friends, of an Eastern Connecticut State College professor who criticized Republicans with words like "money grubbing," "misogynist," and "racist." (Ahem!) Naturally, Kooiman didn't mention the apology. The same chyron that was used in the first Fox & Friends hit piece, about this professor, was recycled: "Tuition Money Well Spent? Prof. Uses Class Time to Rant About Republicans." (Aww) After asking her three guests what it's like to be a college conservative, her three guests told their sad story. At the end of the piece, they provided a Twitter hashtag #myliberalcampus where other conservative students can share their sad stories.
This morning, on a "Trouble With Schools" Segment, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, looking very disturbed, immediately framed the message: "caught on camera, a university professor lashes out on evangelicals who were preaching on campus." The chyron reinforced the propaganda: "Caught on Camera, U Conn Prof Lashes Out At Christian Preachers." The video appeared to show the professor haranguing evangelicals." Hasselbeck said that the "professor says that he was exercising free speech." She asked her college Republican guest about his reaction.
Mark Sargent provided an unusually, for Fox & Friends, rational presentation. He said that this was the first time he has seen a professor speak out against the evangelicals who preach on campus. He emphasized the importance of freedom of speech and suggested that the professor's behavior was not consistent with the school's stance on this freedom. The chyron asked "Free Speech or Too Far, Prof. Defends Confrontation With Christians." Hasselbeck read a statement from the university and a statement from the professor about how his actions, protected under free speech, were part of street theater. He mentions that the video edited out insulting comments, made by the Christians, towards non-Christians.
Hasselbeck was apparently not satisfied with Sargent's acknowledgment that some students felt they were being attacked by the Christians who do make some students uncomfortable. She asked if students would be uncomfortable if they challenged the professor's theories. Sargent deftly pivoted away from the professor by noting that any student would be uncomfortable if they were intimidated by a teacher. He actually admitted that he has been intimidated by the Christians. Attempting to recoup what appears to have been a propaganda fail, Hasselbeck said "speaking of your own personal beliefs and the students have been speaking out as well."
As reported on Raw Story, the professor was responding to a Christian comment that some people believe we are descended from monkeys. The professor took on the persona of an evangelical preacher and did a satirical fire and brimstone sermon on Darwinism in defense of student who, as Sargent admitted, are made uncomfortable by the evangelical's comments on students "sexual behaviors, sexual preference." Somehow, on Fox & Friends, this got lost in translation.
The point I was trying to get across, is that i was told i was a disgusting pig for name calling, yet you guys do it all the time. To me name calling is what little kids do. You call the teaparty teabaggers which is offensive. Then, you justify your name calling when somebody does it back, you tell them that the argument is lame and have a mental age of 3. I don’t get it. The left preaches tolerance, which i believe in, what i don’t understand is i don’t see it here. You guys tell about how fox and hypocrisy go hand and hand, yet i see some here (name calling, leaving certain facts out).
Then i threw in comments that are silly, and far fetched, which is done here, but that person does not get called out for it. When guys disagree you call the person on it. I’m just trying to find the logic here.
You are right i need to read more carefully, I acknowledged that in an earlier post. Yesterday was a bad day for me, and i was pissed at obama (long story).
@mlp, i apologized for that comment. You cant let it go, cant you. Your just mad because Viz was caught on tape having a temper tantrum. See this, is an prime example of how mlp condems me for what i said but leaves out certain key facts where i apologized. This is what oriely, the five, etc do. Oh wait, i can’t say that, because it’s lame.
Now, attention-seeking by a wannabe adult is actually a touching trait in a young person (which is why I’ve not posted this earlier). My apologies to Tom for my being an insufferable, supercilious elder-ess, but he’ll know what I mean as he gets older.
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Is it our fault that your folkkks were so completely unaware of the term’s multiple meanings before they used it? I say “No.” I say, “Education is your friend. Research before you embarass yourself.” Unfortunately, the Teabaggers don’t want to deal with education (nor do their Congressional allies who couldn’t quite seem to grok that groups describing themselves as being “Taxed Enough Already” might have only had themselves to blame for a touch extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from the government organization responsible for collecting taxes).
Now, go back under your bridge.
Viz used the term ‘Teabaggers’ to describe so0me people. The only adjective involved was ‘whiny’.
‘Tom Berger’ responds with a direct attack of “You’re a disgusting pig.”, and then immediately goes on to chastise Viz for ‘abusive language’ and ‘confrontational posture’. This troll should be banned…..again.
Let me guess: you’re a teabagger.
Everyone has the right to exercise free speech. At the same time, you have to act in a way that promotes civil discourse and to express yourself respectfully. The use of abusive language and the confrontational posture seen here is absolutely ridiculous. This guy is way out of line.
How many progressives are welcomed at Hillsdale College (described by the National Review as “a citadel of American conservatism”—considering the source’s own reputation for “American conservatism” that’s got to be saying something)? Granted, Hillsdale does invite other-than-conservatives to speak but, somehow, those speeches never get transcribed and reprinted in the college’s “Imprimis” newsletter (unless the speech can be used to reinforce a conservative point or doesn’t challenge the conservative POV).