We had to check back to see if we had covered this already; it was just a couple of days ago that an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts wrote a piece for Teen Vogue about how universities are “right-wing institutions.”
As Twitchy also reported this week, 1619 Project architect Nikole Hannah-Jones is to join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill journalism school faculty as Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism — however, in a move that shocked impartial PBS News reporter Yamiche Alcindor, the school decided that Hannah-Jones’ position wouldn’t be tenured from Day 1 … she’ll have the option of being reviewed for tenure within five years.
This has CNN columnist Nicole Hemmer writing about how conservatives wield influence both outside of and within universities.
In my latest for @CNNOpinion, I write about Nikole Hannah-Jones, critical race theory, and the way conservatives wield influence over universities not just from the outside, but from within: https://t.co/01n2sjMPnh
— Nicole Hemmer (@pastpunditry) May 21, 2021
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 22, 2021
You people simply have no shame. No limit to the lies you will spew to further your narrative.
— Tim (@tntDVM) May 22, 2021
— Don Helpingstine (@dhelpingstine) May 22, 2021
This is great satire.
— Chris H. (@hawkinscm12) May 21, 2021
— Scott Knittle (@ScottKnittle) May 21, 2021
Hemmer’s evidence? Hey, look at The Dartmouth Review, which is a conservative-leaning student newspaper. Also, a Republican state legislator texted Collin College’s president, “upset at history professor Lora Burnett’s snarky tweets about Mike Pence. Shortly thereafter, Burnett’s contract was not renewed.” She concludes:
Caricatures of higher education as bastions of liberal politics have been around since at least the mid-20th century. The focus first landed on leftists, as the Red Scare triggered fears that communists had infiltrated universities and were indoctrinating students. That led to the persecution of left-leaning professors, an effort led not just by conservatives but by liberals as well. But the conservatives who helped purge the professoriate had their eyes not just on leftists but liberals too, believing there was a slippery slope that began with New Deal politics and Keynesian economics, then slid inevitably into socialism, then communism.
As the cases of Nikole Hannah-Jones and Lora Burnett show, universities are hardly free from conservative influence. Because the right has spent the last 70 years arguing that higher education is irredeemably liberal, that means such influence often strikes at the very basis of those universities, including the cornerstone of intellectual production and higher education, academic freedom.
We’re convinced — conservatives control academia.
The ultimate in gaslighting right here
— Adam Klein (@stellamydog) May 21, 2021
Someone who has never done academic work doesn't get tenure but just a five year contract position and that's "evidence" that the Right controls universities ….. pic.twitter.com/iG2XPhqJi2
— No Name is Safe (@truthtobugmen) May 22, 2021
The fact that she misrepresented the 1619 project – ok, lied about a 100 times and was called out so many times she finally deleted her Twitter history so it could no longer be used as evidence, isn’t evidence of her dishonesty and lack of professional integrity, DISQUALIFIED
— Kevin Hill (@kevhill) May 22, 2021
By not granting someone whose never taught tenure? Or by giving an unproven professor a 5 year contract based on her exemplary track record in teaching?
— My Inner Walter is Over the Line (@Not_El_Duderino) May 22, 2021
— 🌒🌕🌘 (@lidlwn) May 22, 2021
Now do conservative Hollywood 😂
— Stevie González (@Stevie_Gonzalez) May 22, 2021
You’re writing fiction now.
— Nathan E. Yates, M.S.F. (@NathanEYates) May 22, 2021
This is a joke, right?
— Frank N (@Fanew3) May 22, 2021
— Tucker Jerbs (@Tucker_Jerbs) May 22, 2021
Those conservatives and their university influence.
— CNF (@ClemondNFlinch) May 22, 2021
Hahahahahahahahahaha! My god.
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 22, 2021
Holy crap this is an awful opinion.
— Bobby Axelrod 🚀 (@NoleLuckNeeded) May 22, 2021
— Attila the Honeybun (@AttilaSaysMeow) May 21, 2021
Today is the first I’ve learned of you. You appear to be an insane person.
— Theo Sheckler (@Theo_Sheckler) May 21, 2021
— Dave (@dmf883) May 22, 2021
I love that this post is ratioed. This woman is a colossal failure.
— ironforged85 (@ironforged85) May 22, 2021
You are either actively gaslighting, or batshit insane.
UNC-Chapel Hill is the Berkeley of the East Coast. The idea of conservatives running that open-air asylum is the most laughably ridiculous thing I've read this week.
— J.T. Gilgo, Wild West Pimp (@JTGilgo) May 22, 2021
The spin for you to write this article is insane.
The spin you have to tell yourself for you to believe this is impressive.
— TheModerateMillenial (@The_Mod_Mill) May 22, 2021
Just get a new profession. Really.
I’m talking about you.
— TheModerateMillenial (@The_Mod_Mill) May 22, 2021
Reminder: the left feels no need to tell believable lies. Their task is to create "consequences" for anyone who fails to believe as told.
— Maostrap (@maostrap) May 22, 2021
This is as insane as saying conservatives run Hollywood. This is batshit psycho level insane.
— Truth Bombs (@TRUTHB0MBZ) May 22, 2021
— J B (@jbru11) May 21, 2021
All of my friends currently in college are forced to do assignments that are nothing short of liberal indoctrination. I don't know where the hell you think this conservative influence is.
— ikeerbikeehc (@ikeerbikeehc) May 22, 2021
Yeah I'm actually *IN* college and can tell you FROM EXPERIENCE that you will get positively nuked for voicing anything that goes against what leftist ideologues say.
What an abortion of an article.
— WeTheUnfiltered (@UnfilteredWe) May 22, 2021
They tell Hannah-Jones to teach for five years before being considered for tenure and that means conservatives control the universities.
'What more needs to be said?' PBS journo Yamiche Alcindor can't understand how UNC could deny tenure to 'hard truth' teller Nikole Hannah-Jones https://t.co/yMAmbv9wQy
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2021