“exactly what you want in a journalism professor, yes?”
A journalism professor from Temple University had the audacity to defend Trump voters from a journalism group at Harvard so they punished her by outing her.
The College Fix reports:
Harvard organization doxxes professor because she criticized its portrayal of Trump voters
When you comment on an article or blog post, often you must hand over some personal information, such as an email address.
A journalism professor at Temple University learned the hard way that not all website operators act ethically with that information.
The director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University outed Francesca Viola, also a former television reporter for Philadelphia stations, after she criticized an article on its website. The organization reports on efforts to “help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.”
Viola allegedly left a comment on the article – which is titled “People who are delusional, dogmatic, or religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news” – using the Disqus handle “truthseeker.”
It said the article is “designed to insinuate that 1) Trump supporters who happen to be religious are delusional 2) conservative media that don’t tout the democrat party talking points are disseminating ‘fake news.’ I will no longer use Neiman [sic] as a source.” The author self-identifies as “a journalism professor at a major east coast university.”
Joshua Benton, the lab’s director, tweeted a screenshot of the comment and identified the commenter as Viola, sarcastically saying the commenter’s view is “exactly what you want in a journalism professor, yes?”
I think that this attitude — permanently rejecting a news source because it accurately reports something you don’t like — is exactly what you want in a journalism professor, yes? Also, spell our name right, Francesca Viola of Temple University https://t.co/VBssWkSvlY pic.twitter.com/aNXjY36IP0
— Joshua Benton (@jbenton) May 5, 2018
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