Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Professors Spin Antisemitic Conspiracies at Cal State-Fresno

Michael Lumish

Cinnamon Stillwell, my Campus Watch and Middle East Forum associate, and I have a piece up for The Algemeiner entitled, Professors Spin Antisemitic Conspiracies at Cal State-Fresno.

Here is an excerpt:
California State University, Fresno (CSUF) is the last place that one would expect conspiracy theories about Jewish power to proliferate — because Jews make up less than one percent of Fresno’s population. But leave it to the academic world to provide fertile ground for this ugly trope.

It began last year, when CSUF sought to hire someone for an endowed professorship to be named after the late Columbia University professor Edward Said. When the hiring committee failed to appoint one of the final four applicants — all of Middle Eastern heritage — and CSUF canceled the search, an acrimonious battle ensued.
This story represents the mood of much of the country, particularly the academic-left, when it comes to Jews and Israel.

You should check it out.


  1. I already read it through the link at Elder's.
    I wrote a comment (at the Algemeiner) which appears to have been deleted. So I wrote a shorter one.
    I asked who is funding the endowment.
    Of course, I also happened to mention that Said was as fraud and an antisemite.
    It's a good article.

    1. The Algemeiner deleted one of your comments?

    2. It's there now. I don't know why I didn't see it the first time.

  2. If those professors were truly erudite,
    then they would know this:

    Ancient Roman historians
    connected Jews with the Land of Israel



  3. Off topic, but on target?


    1. What we need is a statistical analysis that demonstrates the intensity of media bias prior to and after the election. According to Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy the press was more-or-less equally negative toward both.

      I find that difficult to believe.

  4. Mark Steyn was funny - he noted that CNN interviewing ELMO about Syrian child refugees was the closest thing they have to news.

    And as we know, Elmo is literally Hitler.


    1. I'll try again.

      I thought CNN was Hitler. It would seem that the dinner party quip known as Godwin's law is out the window in the Orange Cheetoh age.

  5. By the way, I am considering a job opportunity at the Free Press of Kekistan.

    Don't tell anyone.


    1. Where is Kekistan? Is it east or west of Afcrapistan?

    2. It resides South East of Palestine, a few yards short of Narnia, and a stone's throw from the islands of EarthSea.