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Friday, March 31, 2017

Tucker Carlson Rips Into Drexel Professor

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"Yee gads! Where did we get this guy?"


It looks like Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher is determined to become the next Ward Churchill. Either that or he is just getting his 15 minutes of fame as he drags his university down with him. Last night, he went on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox and received his fair share of abuse. In other words, he was exposed for the fraud that he is. He is a video of the exchange from Mediaite.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/your-writing-is-childlike-tucker-carlson-gets-heated-with-drexel-professor/

Here's one question I have: Where does this guy get the idea that Venezuela is a model of participatory democracy? The Venezuelan brand of participatory democracy has resulted in Venezuelans going hungry. This guy has a lot to learn about democracy to say nothing about the First Amendment.

I enjoyed the part where Carlson took him down a peg for his incomprehensible language when writing. As Carlson (who is an editor) pointed out, compositions should be written so people can understand it. But that is the language of academia-a language ordinary native English speakers cannot fathom. Maybe there is a purpose in that. As for myself (I taught academic English composition for almost 18 years), I always look for a way to make my writing understandable to all.


Sometimes I need pictures to do it.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Here's one question I have: Where does this guy get the idea that Venezuela is a model of participatory democracy? The Venezuelan brand of participatory democracy has resulted in Venezuelans going hungry. This guy has a lot to learn about democracy to say nothing about the First Amendment.

Not a very well written commentary on a man whose grammar and writing style is being critiqued. It is entirely possible for people to be well-fed, or hungry, in a participatory democracy, or a totalitarian dictatorship. And what does the First Amendment have to do with Venezuela?