October 16, 2012
INDEPENDENT EXPERTS: The Hill: Professors donate to Obama, opine about election in the news. “The Hill cross-checked academics who have been quoted in news articles with Obama’s donor list and eliminated those who worked in prior Democratic administrations. The half-dozen professors detailed in this article do not mention their political affiliations in their bios online. A similar search for Romney donors did not yield any results. The scholars say they didn’t tell reporters that they had donated to Obama, but would have had they been asked. It is not common practice for journalists to inquire about such political donations, however.”
Actually, if you lean right they’ll give you the third degree. I remember spending what seemed like half an hour explaining to a guy from the Chronicle of Higher Education that my second amendment research really wasn’t funded by the NRA. . . .