The Corner

Re Campus Bias

From the far left all the way to the center left, commentators are arguing that President Bush should appoint Cabinet members who disagree with him, who don’t share his vision, who aren’t eager to implement his agenda.

(For example, David Gergen has an op-ed in today’s New York Times on “the promise and the peril of a cabinet speaking in unison.”)

So why is it that these same commentators are not demanding ideological diversity on the campuses? Why don’t they want some young professors who will tell the superannuated hippies and old New Leftists that their vision is wrong, and their agenda outmoded, foolish and destructive?

And how about the MSM? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few editors and producers who disagreed with the weltanschauung of Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, et al?

Clifford D. MayClifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...


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