Having been educated at decent colleges, the leggy ladies on Outnumbered know full well the perils of librul education - especially, heaven forbid, a Stanford course which teaches the history of American policing, a course which, according to the rabidly right wing Campus Progress isn't fair & balanced. Oh, the irony...
Monday, Harris Faulkner's (University of California, Santa Barbara) tone was very serious as she reported that "a course at an Ivy League campus is named the most biased course in America by the conservative [so they're finally acknowledging this fact] website Campus Reform." She informed us that this course is titled, "History of the Police in the United States from Slave Patrols to Ferguson" (assuming that Faulkner's ancestors were slaves, they might have actually encountered slave patrols!) and is being taught at StanfordUniversity. (Ivy League?) She read part of the course summary which, for reasonable people, would be totally innocuous.
Sandra Smith (LSU) reinforced the VERY IMPORTANT FOX MESSAGE about the pervasiveness of LIBERAL INDOCTRINATION IN OUR SCHOOLS when she asked "if this is a stretch to assume that this isn't like classes that are being offered in other universities across this country right now?" She continued "I always see that when we see these reports on things that are happening in our universities and our colleges campuses, you just wonder how much more of this is going on out there, I mean this is just one instance where it is coming to life." The biased banner reinforced the agitprop: "Does Stanford Course on Police Fan Flames of Anti-Police Rhetoric?"
Peter Johnson Jr. surprised the gals (and moi) with his view that "these courses are OK" because college is a place for "academic freedom, freedom of expression, and even exposing people to stupid ideas..." He actually acknowledged that there have been problems in policing.
Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery advised "liberty minded students" to take the course and challenge the professor. Faulkner claimed that "there are a lot of things that they refuse to teach on campus" such as religion. Andrea Tantaros (Lehigh) noted the difference between state and private schools. She opined that "if you want to be the dope, you want to send your kids to a school to pay over $60,000 to learn this...if you want to go into debt, hundreds of thousands of dollars, to learn this garbage, go for it, it is a free society." She added that state schools are "oppressing speech, issues of 1st Amendment, that's where I have the problem." (But Stanford professors don't have 1st Amendment rights?)
Tantaros claimed that poor, persecuted conservative students write to Fox to complain about "being targeted" by professors. (And then they get sweet, face time on Fox - cause and effect?) She added that she, bravely, "took that lower GPA by standing up to my professor" and "I turned out OK." (Excuse me?)
Fox News - we don't need no education!
And BTW, Campus Reform doesn't say why this course won the award. Go figure...
UPDATE: Kennedy's full name has been corrected.