The message from a Temple University police detective wasn’t subtle. If I carried a weapon on campus, I would be fired. When I got the telephone call, I thought perhaps the police were following up on my harassment by a group of teenagers on campus—an incident I wrote about a few weeks ago. See https://wordpress.com/post/datechguyblog.com/109528 … Continue reading I’m Not The Victim–Again!
Marc Lamont Hill, the ousted gabber for CNN, is a poster child for what’s wrong with academia and journalism. Last year Hill contacted Temple University about teaching there, and the university bigwigs jumped at the chance to employ him. The school gave him a tenured job, coupled with an endowed chair in the Department of … Continue reading My Colleague: Marc Lamont Hill
It’s tough being a Catholic these days. Throughout the years, I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with the church. I blamed the church for the death of my mother when I was 13. She attended church almost every day, but her pastor abandoned her when she needed his help. As a journalist, I often … Continue reading On Being Catholic
It’s troubling when you see the failure of American institutions close up. As I was waiting for my takeout order at a local Chinese restaurant, five black teenagers ran into the store and started to steal stuff. I instinctively grabbed one of the five girls and held her while I asked people to call the … Continue reading I Am A Racist, Not A Victim!
As one of the few journalists who visited the horrific scene in Jonestown, Guyana, I remain dumbfounded about why the myths about the tragedy, which happened 40 years ago, live on. Here’s what happened on Nov. 18, 1978. I arrived in Guyana with a team of editors, photographers, and reporters from The Washington Post, the … Continue reading The Myths of Jonestown
Philadelphia, which elects an unending stream of crooks to local, state, and national office, is a microcosm of what’s wrong with the Democratic Party. Eleven-term U.S. Rep. Robert A. Brady, the leader of the party in Philly, decided not to run for reelection after being embroiled in a scandal over a reported payoff to a would-be challenger. Chaka … Continue reading Election Day: The Democrat Crooks of Philadelphia
More than 200 former journalists—many of them former colleagues at ABC News—have condemned President Trump for his “un-American” attacks on the media. I wasn’t one of the signers. I know many of the people involved—some of whom I considered friends. Some of them I don’t know. Others I didn’t like, and they didn’t like me. … Continue reading ABC News and Bias
Dozens of journalists die every year throughout the world, including some specifically targeted by governments. Why has the case of Jamal Khashoggi gotten so much attention? It’s mainly because he has many friends among American journalists, and his death provides yet another opportunity to bash President Trump. Here’s what you won’t read in most of … Continue reading Jamal Khashoggi: The Rest of the Story
A vast majority of Americans are pissed off about political correctness. “Political polls and years of knife-edge elections have convinced many that our country has become a 50:50 society, divided into two opposing political tribes and trapped in a spiral of conflict and division. Our research uncovered a different story, one that probes underneath the … Continue reading Most Americans Pissed About Being PC
Academic publications don’t let the facts stand in the way of a good story, particularly when an article promotes a distinctly leftist line. For the past year, several scholars sent fake papers to various academic journals they describe as specializing in activism or “grievance studies.” Their stated mission was to expose how easy it was … Continue reading Fake News and The Academy
My experience of being wrongfully accused doesn’t compare with that of Judge Kavanaugh. But I've also had outlandish charges made against me--charges that were false but almost impossible to defend against. The first case occurred in 1996 when I was an associate professor at New York University. As the faculty considered me for tenure, a … Continue reading Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Over the past two weeks, I have seen first-hand how academia continues to slide into the leftist abyss. A panel discussion on 9/11 and a debate about Brett Kavanaugh underlined how the ivory tower can negatively affect young minds. The Department of Journalism at Temple University organized the session on 9/11, which was attended by … Continue reading The Ivory Tower and Truth
Bob Woodward is the Moses of journalism. Every few years, he comes down from the mountain with a list of “truths” that all must worship. Unfortunately, Woodward has a lot of cracks in those tablets, which much of the media chooses to ignore. After Watergate, Woodward was the supervisor of the writer of a story … Continue reading Bob Woodward and the Truth
As the fall semester starts, I face the somewhat vexing problem of convincing many students that what they have learned is mostly wrong. Unlike some of my colleagues, I try to keep my political views out of the classroom. What I do, however, is point the class toward divergent points of view, such as conservative … Continue reading School Daze
I’ve joined a growing number of conservatives who have been censored under Facebook’s community standards. It is unclear what my crime was. My weekly column for DaTechGuy.com included an analysis that the Mueller investigation was not similar to Watergate—a constant refrain from the media. Here it is: http://datechguyblog.com/2018/08/28/it-aint-watergate/ “We have people in 11 offices around … Continue reading Censored!
As a young reporter in 1973, I worked in Washington when the Watergate scandal started to unravel. Despite numerous comparisons to the Watergate, the Mueller investigation isn’t anything like what happened to the Nixon White House. Watergate centered on the illegal activities of Nixon and his aides while they were working for the government. The … Continue reading It Ain’t Watergate
The media want people to think that Donald Trump’s attacks on the press have been responsible for reporters being injured while covering news events. Simply put, that’s just fake news. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, which is frequently referenced in media reports, details attacks against media types. See https://pressfreedomtracker.us/physical-attack The press apparently didn’t look very closely … Continue reading Facts and the Media
As the Syrian civil war slouches toward its brutal end, it’s time to take stock of one of the most significant diplomatic and military failures in my lifetime. More than 200,000 civilians have died, including more than 25,000 children, and many more have been critically injured. Six million refugees have created havoc in Europe and … Continue reading Slouching Toward Damascus
A.G. Sulzberger Publisher The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue New York, New York 10018 Dear Mr. Sulzberger: I have been a subscriber to your newspaper for much of the past 30 years. During that time, I have stood by you when Jason Blair made stuff up. I stood by you when Judith Miller made … Continue reading #CancelWhitePeople
The teaching of history in high school has become so appalling that few students arrive at a university with any coherent understanding of the past. As an example, I’ve been asked to be on a panel for my college’s students who are too young to know much about 9/11. Think about that. Somehow college students … Continue reading Don’t Know Much About History