Because academe is so tolerant and diverse. (Sarcasm.) These notes were taken during 2009’s PCA conference. However, I did not feel I should publish them here immediately. Â They show a very clear example of the “everyone thinks like me” political left-leaning bias in academia.
<blockquote>I looked at â€œthe leading candidates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obamaâ€ â€¦ Frances, first speaker
Sarah Palyen- Stephanie, second speaker (pay lee en)
â€œI donâ€™t want to hurt anyoneâ€™s sensibilities,â€ said the third speaker Muree. â€œYou donâ€™t have to worry about that. I think you will find we are all open minded here.â€ Panel director.
â€œthe past eight years were so badâ€ Muree
â€œconstitutional lawyer versus a president who spent eight years ignoring the constitutionâ€ audience questioner
For why Europe likes Obama: â€œBush was the anti-American cowboyâ€ rugged, drawl, cowboy boots â€“audience member</blockquote>
The panel was on political rhetoric, so the comments weren’t off topic. They were just significantly biased.
It’s almost time for this year’s PCA, so I think it has been long enough.