It is a Problem if All Your Professors are Democrats

by Mike on July 15, 2009

in Culture,Media Bias,Politics

Dan Lawton, a journalism student at the University of Oregon, recently noticed that most of the professors at the University of Oregon are liberals.   Being the intellectually curious student he is, Lawton decided to write about the disparity in hopes of starting a dialogue about whether a monolithically liberal faculty was in the University’s best interest.  Needless to say, Lawton’s article did not generate the dialogue he hoped for.  What happened next is no surprise to we conservatives, but Lawton, who is neither a conservative nor a Republican, never saw it coming.

As Harry Stein points out in his hilarious new book “I Can’t Believe I’m Sitting Next to a Republican,” and as many of you witness on a daily basis, sheltered liberals don’t react well to a conservative challenging their worldview.  Rather than refuting conservative ideas, sheltered liberals exposed to dissenting opinion revert to their own prejudices while being smug or hostile.  Nowhere is this phenomenon more common than in journalism and academia.

I’m sympathetic to Lawton’s experience in the land of the Ducks, but he really should have read Bernard Goldberg a long time ago .  Then he would have known that the very people who claim to be the most tolerant are anything but.

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