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UCLA Alumni Assc Documents Lefty Professors

What’s this? A call for some kind of accountability? In the Arcadian groves of academia?

The nerveof some people.

From the Democrat lickspittles at the Associated Press:

Andrew Jones, a UCLA alumnus, founded the conservative Bruin Alumni Association to fight what he calls a “cancer of political radicalism” among professors and administrators in Murphy Hall.

Jan 18, 11:22 AM EST

UCLA Alumni Want Scoop on ‘Radical’ Profs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alumni group is offering students up to $100 per class to supply tapes and notes exposing professors who allegedly express extreme left-wing political views at the University of California, Los Angeles.

One of the professors calls it McCarthyism.

The year-old Bruin Alumni Association says it is concerned about professors who use lecture time to press positions against President Bush, the military and multinational corporations, among other things. Its Web site has a list of what it calls the college’s 30 most radical professors.

"We’re just trying to get people back on a professional level of things," said the group’s president and founder, Andrew Jones, a 2003 UCLA graduate and former chairman of the student Bruin Republicans.

Some of those targeted say it’s a witch-hunt reminiscent of Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communism crusade in 1950s.

"Any sober, concerned citizen would look at this and see right through it as a reactionary form of McCarthyism," said education professor Peter McLaren, one of those cited by the association. "Any decent American is going to see through this kind of right-wing propaganda. I just find it has no credibility."

The association’s action led to the resignation of at least one of its 20-plus advisory board members.

"That just seems to me way too intrusive," said Harvard historian Stephan Thernstrom, an affirmative action opponent and former UCLA professor. "It seems to me a kind of vigilantism that I very much object to."

UCLA officials said they will warn the association that selling copies of professors’ lectures would violate campus rules and raise copyright issues.

The only McCarthyism going on here is CharlieMcCarthyism. The leftwing professors simply mouth what their puppetmasters in our one party establishment tell them to say.

Too bad somebody is actually going to confront them with their own words. What a dirty trick.

A slightly more balanced write-up on Jones and the Bruin Alumni Association can be found at the Daily Bruin’s website.

The homepage of the Bruin alums’ very worthy project, UCLAProfs.com, can be found here.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, January 18th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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