Chronicle Of Higher Education Capitulates To Mob, Fires Blogger

Over at the Chronicle of Higher Education, the inmates have taken over the institution. Editor Liz McMullen has fired blogger Naomi Schaefer Riley, whose criticism of black studies (something I cited and joined here, pointing here) caused “distress” among many readers.

KC Johnson has an excellent essay about this on Minding The Campus this morning, and just below it I have a short follow-up piece on the Chronicle‘s shameful behavior.

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  1. Frank Scarn May 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm | | Reply

    One of the BIGGEST jokes of all. These “scholars” (black/womens/gay studies plus “education” studies) insist that they be called “Doctor” after producing their drivel.

    And thenceforth they expect the rest of us to address them as such.

    Give us a break. Whenever I run into characters like these I deliberately go out of my way to address them by their first names. Sometimes they even have the gall to correct me, “My title is ‘Doctor Full-of-Shiitte,’ if you don’t mind.” I never give them the satisfaction.

    Real doctors don’t need the title. They just do the work expected of them. And BTW real doctors are only found in medicine and in the hard sciences, not the fluff and meaninglessness of the laughable black/womens/gay studies and “education” studies rackets.

  2. mark mc May 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm | | Reply

    I find it ironic that Ms. Riley was terminated shortly after the release of this report on the Black Studies report at UNC Chapel Hill:

  3. Hube May 9, 2012 at 7:39 pm | | Reply

    Frank: I do exactly the same thing with many Ed.D’s who insist people use their title. :-)

  4. Cobra May 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm | | Reply

    Naomi Schaefer Riley writes:

    “Finally, since this is a blog about academia and not journalism, I’ll forgive the commenters for not understanding that it is not my job to read entire dissertations before I write a 500-word piece about them.”

    To review and critique material you admit to not having read is not a badge of honor for a “journalist”. It’s a resignation letter.


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