You’d think someone who advocated for a “white genocide” on Twitter might feel an inkling of responsibility for the backlash he has faced. Unfortunately for George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor at Drexel, he clearly hasn’t.
After being blasted over his earlier comments, Ciccariello-Maher now claims sites like Campus Reform and The College Fix are part of a coordinated effort to unfairly attack left-leaning professors:
George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor of political science, told The Triangle that it is vital to note that conservative outlets are “targeting professors and looking for anything.”
“The bigger question we need to understand is the actual machinery behind what’s going on right now,” he told the publication.
“We’re living in a moment in which organized and coordinated groups are attacking professors. And I was sort of, maybe, on the early end of this in this year. There are cases in the past, many cases. But we’ve since had more than a dozen cases of groups like Campus Reform, Turning Point USA, The Campus Fix [sic] and all these websites — Breitbart — and then up into Fox News targeting professors and looking for anything,” he added.
Ciccariello-Maher also defended Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams who was put on leave after appearing to endorse the notion that first responders to June’s congressional baseball shooting should have let the GOP lawmakers “f***ing die.”
Talk about not getting the point.
As someone who spends a good bit of time on this topic, I can say that Ciccariello-Maher is giving us way too much credit. We’re not that coordinated.
What happens is a leftist professor says something that makes you scratch your head. Maybe it’s stupid, maybe it’s evil, but it’s always something that causes alarm among people with an interest in the education of young adults. Then sites like Campus Reform and The College Fix get wind of it and write about it.
That’s all the coordination there is.
Ciccariello-Maher made a tweet that seemingly advocated white genocide, and he got smacked down for it. He later claimed he was joking, that he was mocking white supremacists, which stretches credulity. But clearly, he believes Leftist professors should be above criticism when they say stupid things.
Parents like me now are contemplating the worth of sending our children to institutions that seem little more than indoctrination factories. How does Ciccariello-Maher not grasp that millions of people have a vested interest in exposing his bias? The fact that he’s still working at his current job is mind-boggling — yet he feels persecuted?
Cry us a freaking river. The man said something stupid, it got picked up, and we made sure everyone saw it. Now he wants to play the victim.
Here’s a tip: Don’t want to be publicly shamed? Then don’t give people the impression that you’re a homicidal loon.