Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Has Horowitz heard Bill Felkner's sad tale?
I mentioned David Horowitz in an item in the last Rapture Watch
. Media Matters
provides an example of Horowitz himself pimping a story of anti-conservative bias in college classrooms with no apparent basis in fact:
In a September 13, 2004, article in FrontPageMag.com, of which Horowitz is co-founder and editor-in-chief, he wrote about the December 2003 hearing before the Colorado state legislature: "Among the evidence presented at this December hearing was testimony from a student at the University of Northern Colorado who told legislators that a required essay topic on her criminology mid-term exam was: 'Explain why George Bush is a war criminal.' When she submitted an essay explaining why Saddam Hussein was a war criminal instead, she was given an 'F.'" The article contained a link to a transcript of the December 18, 2003, hearing, hosted on the SAF website (page 1 and page 2). But the transcript itself contains no mention of the "University of Northern Colorado," "Saddam Hussein," "war criminal," "war crimes," "criminology," or anything else to indicate that any such incident was discussed at the hearing. A search for "Bush" turns up unrelated references.
Yet another case of a story too good for the facts to be true.