“a right-wing smear campaign”
A professor at Cal State Fresno who recently tweeted some violent things about President Trump has issued a statement. It’s not much better than his vile tweets.
FOX 26 reports:
Fresno State professor who tweeted ‘Trump must hang’ issues statement
Statement regarding President Joseph Castro’s “Statement regarding lecturer’s social media posts” of 10:25am, today, April 10th, 2017
I am appalled that the president of the university is allowing himself to be instrumentalized for a right-wing smear campaign.
Specifically, the suggestion that I had made “potential direct threats of violence that may violate the law” is unwarranted. It constitutes an embrace by the university of the claims made by right-wing propaganda outlets.
I would have wished for an opportunity to explain my views to the university prior to any statement on its part on the substance of the public accusations against me. I was not contacted by them, even though I sent a message to the president on Saturday.
The Breitbart/DailyCaller piece that created a selective collage of some of my weeks-old tweets had the purpose of inciting a campaign of harrassment and intimidation by claiming I had either made a tangible threat against Mr. Trump, or had advocated for violence against either Mr. Trump, or Republicans in general.
The author of this piece has a history of identifying and accusing Liberal and leftist professors of subversive activities.
Prior to publication, he had contacted me with a generic request to identify myself as the owner of the twitter account. The article was published before I had an opportunity to reply.
Neither Daily Caller nor Breitbart asked me for clarification of my opinions and intentions.
It goes on and on like this and he never apologizes.
Read the rest here.