“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.
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