Michigan Professor Openly Calls for Murdering Conservatives
The radical left’s display of intolerance played out fully in a liberal professor’s open call for murdering conservatives. The university has suspended the professor. Nearly all of the leftist media sources have ignored the story.
“Although I do not advocate violating federal and state criminal codes, I think it is far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down.” These are the words of a Wayne State University professor that multiple conservative reporters identified as Professor Steven Shaviro. The liberal professor, who teaches English and Film Studies at Michigan’s Wayne State University, made this call for bloodshed in a Facebook post against “such speakers invited by right-wing groups.”
The New York Post included a screenshot of Shaviro’s Facebook post that has since been deleted. See here.
Townhall reported that Shaviro was also referred to the police.
Seeing instant backlash on social media and in conservative news, the university quickly announced sending the professor on paid leave without revealing his identity or any details of his verbal attack.
Meanwhile, the leftist media outlets have assumed a deafening silence on the story to protect the violent rhetoric of the radical liberal professor. Very few left-leaning news sources posted the story, and those that did, made sure to make their headlines vague and apolitical. Words giving away the professor’s political identity and target, like “liberal” and “conservative,” were not included in the titles of their stories:
– “Wayne State University suspends professor over social media post allegedly advocating violence.” – USA Today
– “Wayne State Suspends Professor After Threatening Social Media Post.” – Patch.com
– “Wayne State professor suspended after making threatening social media post” – CBS
In the leftist media stories, the identity of the professor was not revealed and CBS did not even report on the original incident. It just posted a brief statement from the Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson announcing the professor’s suspension without giving away his identity or the political sides of his and the targets of his call for violence.
Conservatives on social media blasted the leftist mainstream media for not reporting the story. One post on Twitter, mistakenly believing that the professor was sent on leave with pay, pointed to media’s silence. Another reminded that Jane Fonda called for the murder of her political opponents on The View “without a peep.”