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Some Profs Worry Online Teaching Content Will be Shared With ‘Right Wing Sites’

Some Profs Worry Online Teaching Content Will be Shared With ‘Right Wing Sites’

“if you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right wing sites to ask students to share it”

Area blogger sits and waits patiently.

Campus Reform reports:

Professors worried students will share lectures with ‘right wing sites’

Professors across the country are taking to social media to express their concern over being forced to deliver their course lectures online amid the coronavirus outbreak, sharing with each other tips on how to limit the number of people who are able to see what they’re teaching students, and criticizing “right wing sites” and even Campus Reform, specifically.

Texas Christian University Associate Professor of Political Science Emily Farris tweeted Thursday, “if you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right wing sites to ask students to share it.” Campus Reform reached out to Farris via Twitter Direct Messaging to allow her the opportunity to further explain her comments or to clarify. She later blocked the author of this article on Twitter.

LaSalle University Assistant Professor of Public Health Christen Rexing replied to Farris’ tweet, asking why others could find topics such as “gun safety, women’s health, elections, etc.” to be “controversial, as they are “evidence-based.”

“Seems like the flood gates could open,” Rexing commented in response to courses moving online.

University of North Carolina political science graduate student Stephanie Shady also weighed in, saying, “Annnnd I just realized that the second half of my course focuses on public opinion towards and politicization of immigration. This will be interesting.” Another user with the Twitter name “Prof CWO” replied “Sigh, I teach about white nationalism and this has been my biggest fear since we began transitioning to online instruction.”

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Comments

Snowflakes melt down in sunlight.

    Oversoul Of Dusk in reply to tz. | March 20, 2020 at 11:29 am

    And sunlight makes cockroaches run and hide.

    Maybe they’re cockroaches AND snowflakes.

Antifundamentalist | March 20, 2020 at 10:17 am

So, they know that what they are teaching is factually incorrect and would be problematic if exposed to people who know how to think critically and do appropriate fact-checking. If you cannot defend your content, then you should not be “teaching” that content to students – especially those students who are paying money to sit in those seats. Bring on those liberal lectures! I’m making popcorn!

    Barry Soetoro in reply to Antifundamentalist. | March 20, 2020 at 10:35 am

    “If you cannot defend your content, then you should not be “teaching” that content to students – especially those students who are paying money to sit in those seats.”

    Such behavior, unless qualified as opinion and placed within a credible philosophical framework, must be criminal.

LaSalle University Assistant Professor of Public Health Christen Rexing replied to Farris’ tweet, asking why others could find topics such as “gun safety, women’s health, elections, etc.” to be “controversial, as they are “evidence-based.”

What a strange statement; like the author has been vacationing on another planet for the past few decades. The three things he specified aren’t “evidence based” because they’re all “code”—they don’t say what they mean. To the Left, “gun safety” means “gun elimination”; “women’s health” means “abortion”; and “elections” means “voter fraud”. The first step in dealing with reality is acknowledging what it is. The popularity of “code” in politics is a way to avoid this. A great deal of government policy is directed toward dealing with problems which are really different problems than stated. “Evidence” simply doesn’t enter into it.

“Sigh, I teach about white nationalism and this has been my biggest fear since we began transitioning to online instruction.”

Teaching racism is allowed?

Maybe try not having your class syllabus not crammed full of leftist bullshit, then.

    UJ in reply to UJ. | March 20, 2020 at 11:41 am

    :facepalm With the second “not” not being necessary in that sentence. Outsmarted myself again.

” …second half of my course focuses on public opinion towards and politicization of immigration.”

Well, that’s incorrect from the start. Can you explain the difference between immigration and invasion? Liberalism is truly a mental disease ….

If they are doing good work WTH would they care?

We wouldn’t want right-wing criticism of the left-wing bias of academia to be more “evidence-based”, now would we?

So the obvious thing to do is what their friends in the MSM, climate change movement, etc. do: hide any evidence that doesn’t support the narrative.

SeekingRationalThought | March 20, 2020 at 8:31 pm

How can you live with yourself when your professional life can’t be exposed to the sunlight? No wonder these people are miserable, unhappy whiners. They would be surprised how happy they could be if they lived their lives with even a modicum of honor, honest and integrity.

I thought that they were beyond shame or guilt. More likely that they are afraid that their “programs” will be as devoid of substance, content or value.

Haha, I like the idea of equating some of these professors with webcam pervs, snake oil merchants, info-mercialists and heretics, all for anyone’s ready amusement.

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