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Posted - 3/26/2013 1:51:04 PM | show profile | flag this post
sues the sh*t out of the university. This is secular liberalism gone WAY over the top.
Posted - 3/28/2013 9:00:08 AM | show profile | flag this post
the left and their double standards.
would this democrat professor have done this with mohammad?
compare the lack of outrage from the establishment media to the establishment media's outrage over that youtube trailer.
what liberal media?
Posted - 3/28/2013 7:09:26 PM | show profile | flag this post
If you two ran a newspaper, it would have a HUGE front page on which to fit the litany of the anti-Democrat stories you believe are the most important of the day.
Posted - 3/28/2013 7:35:36 PM | show profile | flag this post
Who said anything
about Democrats, dumbass? The story was about SECULAR LIBERALISM. There was no party label attached.
Posted - 3/28/2013 8:08:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
stupidity abounds on college campuses..many of them..
seem to be located in florida..
the exercise is beyond stupid, and should never have been used..
but i'm sure the major portion of the resulting uproar from the pathetically paranoid press.. the PPP..will be because the professor who conducted it is a black man and chairman of the palm beach county democratic party..
i suspect that lost in the furor will be the fact that he's a devout christian and an usher and lay teacher at his local church of god in christ..
sure didn't take long for rick scott to come weeping, wailing and yelling..
hopefully, this will end up as a minor wagasa..(Who All Gives A Shit Anyway)..but not of the PPP gets a firm grip on it..
Posted - 3/28/2013 11:02:46 PM | show profile | flag this post
Wow. What an impressive vocabulary you have, Genius Man.
Did your mama teach you to call women "dumbass"?
Posted - 3/28/2013 11:07:12 PM | show profile | flag this post
*** stupidity abounds on college campuses..many of them..
seem to be located in florida.. ***
Yet the PPP completely ignores REAL issues at FAMU.
Posted - 3/30/2013 12:36:09 PM | show profile | flag this post
Stupidity abounds in Florida...
When it comes to running elections.
Posted - 4/3/2013 10:59:12 AM | show profile | flag this post
Stupidity Abounds from the MSM non-reporting "skills"
Another lack of reporting/facts presented to slant a story. Again, if you want TRUTH, please supplement your news feeds beyond the MSM.
For those interested in the professor's account of what happened, see:
Here's an excerpt:
He [Deandre Poole] had used the classroom activity before, and wasn't particularly worried about it. "I followed the directions from the instructor's guide," he said. The course at Florida Atlantic University was in intercultural communications, and the exercise involves having students write "Jesus" on a piece of paper, and then asking them to step on it. When they hesitate, the instructor has an opening to discuss symbols and their meaning.
Poole wants people to know that he never told anyone to "stomp on Jesus," to quote the headline widely used in articles criticizing him. He said he asked people to step on the piece of paper.
Poole said that, as best he could tell, only one student in the course had an objection. That student -- whom Poole did not name in the interview, but who has come forward in local news reports saying he was suspended for objecting to the exercise -- refused to participate and then said repeatedly, Poole said, "How dare you disrespect someone's religion?"
After class, the student came up to him, and made that statement again, this time hitting his balled fist into his other hand and saying that "he wanted to hit me." While the student did not do so, Poole said he was alarmed and notified campus security and filed a report on the student.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/01/interview-professor-center-jesus-debate-florida-atlantic#ixzz2PPNd5V79
Inside Higher Ed
Posted - 4/3/2013 1:03:39 PM | show profile | flag this post
You know, this was covered to death by mainstream media for the very short window of time in which is was the slightest bit interesting, which ended before the thing played out.
You also know, I'm certain, that when a school orders a faculty member not to talk about a situation while it's under review, he doesn't.
Are you clutching this story because you live in the area or something? The rest of the nation moved on days ago from this story's 15 minutes of fame.
Posted - 4/3/2013 5:00:50 PM | show profile | flag this post
I am pointing out that the MSM does not do complete reporting. They hung this professor out to dry without hearing his side of the story. He was receiving DEATH THREATS because of the one-sided coverage. He had to STOP WORKING because the university felt it was a safety issue and didn't want him on campus.
All because the MSM skewered him in the headlines without allowing for any alternate explanation whatsoever.
It's yet another example of how crappy and unreliable "information" from the MSM really is.
The location of the incident is irrelevant.
Posted - 4/3/2013 5:23:50 PM | show profile | flag this post
"The story was about SECULAR LIBERALISM"
True brave hero cruiser, even though the professor responsible for the "Stomp on Jesus" exercise says; "For people like myself, Jesus is my lord and savior. It's how I identify myself as a Christian."
And that the exercise demonstrates that; "When the students hesitate to step on the word 'Jesus,' they understand that a piece of paper has meaning to them because of the word, which helps them understand the force of symbols."
You in NO WAY completely took this out of context based on a Fox News report. Particularly because the student was suspended for threatening the professor, not refusing the exercise.
Even though libs would say your post is "completely wrong" and "factually in accurate" and "demonstrates your bias and total failure as a political voice", I praise your bravery!
Once again you hero cruiser demonstrate that facts can go to h-e-double hockey sticks!
Like Global Cooling, the fluoridation conspiracy, fake moon landing and black helicopters, you introduce a new theory!!!
Posted - 4/3/2013 7:19:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
beenthere, I wish you cared to learn something about how news is covered and why is isn't saved up until it's all over.
Posted - 4/3/2013 10:01:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
beenthere; Again, I have to ask
What the hell is your definition of MSM?? You use the term all the time with scowl and spittle but never pin anything down.
Maybe we should take a survey around here. Every morning I scan the NYT, Drudge, WaPo, LA Times, Mediaite, DailyKos, RealClear, DailyBeast, TalkingPoints, Huffington, and my local Pgh Post-Gazette (fine paper btw). And of course you click here you click there...and off you go.
MSM does not do complete reporting. They hung this professor out to dry without hearing his side of the story. He was receiving DEATH THREATS because of the one-sided coverage. He had to STOP WORKING because the university felt it was a safety issue and didn't want him on campus.
"MSM skewered him" "another example of how crappy and unreliable "information" from the MSM really is" Okay, MSM this and MSM that...you sound like an out of work Palin speech writer. Who exactly do you have a problem with? Everyone considers everything from NBC to Bill O'Reilly to be MSM these days...do I really need to subscribe to "Inside Higher Ed" to get the REAL story??
Inside Higher Ed?? You actually have that one in your 'favorites'?? And I thought I was a geek?
Posted - 4/4/2013 11:00:25 AM | show profile | flag this post
I've explained again and again, I use the term MSM to reflect the media sites that the MAJORITY of Americans use when seeking to become informed about news events. The basics: NYT, MSNBC, FOX, WaPO, HuffPo, CBS, ABC, LA Times. Another way of defining MSM is as corporate-backed organizations (if you trace these, there are only 5 or 6 holding companies that own all MSM outlets). I don't think this is complicated and am confused as to how you cannot seem to understand this.
Here is a BALANCED article on what happened, in none other than the Palm Beach Post, which, quite frankly, is a crappy, little local paper. But they took the time to interview ALL INVOLVED.
Re the Higher Ed article: It was ALL I could find at the time. See, I actually search for information. I don't just lapdog up what I am told. There are a number of sites I check on a regular basis also, which usually have embedded links to other sites, original reporting and sources that are great for finding even more information. When was the last time an MSM had a source other than "according to [nameless] [insert industry] officials." Who ARE all these nameless officials, anyway?
And GD, I am sorry that you uphold the MSM as without fault, always 100% correct, and the end-all, be-all of all information, no other sources needed, don't question just accept what we tell you. It's unfortunate and I don't know why you defend so voraciously. I find it odd, as reporters are supposed to be critical thinkers and pot stirrers.
Posted - 4/4/2013 12:43:00 PM | show profile | flag this post
actually, Inside Higher Education is pretty well known
among academics. would not describe it as geeky
Posted - 4/4/2013 9:25:08 PM | show profile | flag this post
You just don't get it, do you, beenthere?
You don't understand why relying on outraged citizen-journalist bloggers and opinion pieces for your "facts" makes you poorly informed.
You don't understand what actual boots-on-the-ground journalism is, and you don't want to. It would wreck your disdain and accusations.
Fine -- that's your choice. You feel sorry for me, and I feel very, very sorry for you. It must be hard to face the world every day when you believe there's a bogey man under every bush and "MSM" is ignoring it.