North Carolina State University sociology professor Michaela DeSoucey gave students a rather one-sided list on what they should do during the election, reported Campus Reform.
Michaela told students “When they’re not looking, set the parental controls on the TVs of your family members to block Fox News. Fox News spreads bigotry and hatred.”
She justified this by claiming that, on the day of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Fox had on someone who used “anti-Semitic dog whistles.” I’m not quite sure what she means by that: did someone say the word “globalist”?
The professor also says “if you hear people try to argue that yelling at a politician at a restaurant or in an elevator is equal to murdering people at their place of worship, stop that ill-informed and crappy ‘both sides’ argument in its tracks.”
Ummmm WHAT? Who has EVER made that comparison? Seriously, have you ever seen such a straw man? Michaela also makes a few recommendations for people her students should follow and retweet. It shouldn’t come as a shock that you have MSNBC personalities Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Joy Reid. But don’t worry, there’s some real political diversity with Weekly Standard editor and perpetual #NeverTrumper Bill Kristol, who might just be more anti-Trump than the other three.
You know, it’s past Halloween, but I think it’s time to do a bit more cultural appropriation. And by that, I mean let’s do to “election meddling” what Trump did to “fake news.” Claim it as our own little rhetorical weapon because the leftists who use it are often the biggest hypocrites.