In case you’re forgetting what to think America, there’s a new nanny in town with her sights firmly set on high falutin‘ higher edjumacators trying to worm their way between the tender ears of the nation’s youth. Professor Watchlist is a wannabe thought-police outfit determined to, “fight for free speech and the right for professors to say whatever they wish” provided they keep well away from that there “radical agenda.”
Sarcasm yes, but accurate. This newly formed Group-Think tank actually hopes by “watching” professors it can wrest control of America’s post-secondary curriculum away from its centuries-old, well-worn course of unbiased, sober, and scientific investigation of knowledge and the nature of the universe – or at least deflect it in the right direction.
Robert Jensen is an author, essayist, social commentator, activist, and professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. His articles are found across the internet, and at his website, RobertWJensen.org. His latest book is, ‘The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men,’ set for publication in the New Year.
Robert Jensen in the first half.
And; though the US election is all but over, the “fake news” scandal marking its last days lives on. You remember? Vladimir Putin ginned the system, while fifth newspaper columnists and “useful idiots” on the internet carried water for the Ruskies. At its outset, the allegations were ludicrous, so much so, few serious commenters paid much mind to it; but from tiny acorns mighty oaks grow, and this little media brush fire, assiduously fanned by America’s Number Two newspaper, the Washington Post, has the potential to create a firestorm the ends of which are terrible to consider.
Robert Parry is an author, journalist, and founding editor of the pioneering online news site, Consortium News, recently named by anonymous web troll outfit, PropOrNot as a Russia stooge. Parry is an old-school investigative reporter, who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. His latest book is, ‘America’s Stolen Narrative,’ and is available either in print or as an e-book.
Robert Parry and the ‘Hypocrisy Behind the Russian-Election Frenzy’ in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news of some of what’s good going on on our streets and beyond in the coming week. But first, Robert Jensen and professors watching the professor watchers.