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Chronicle of Higher Ed publishes hate screed against Senator Jim DeMint

Posted by iusbvision on December 6, 2010

Remember the constant theme we repeat at this web site. College administrators are paid six figure salaries to exercise good judgment. While the people at the Chronicle are not technically college administrators, they are certainly a part of that peer group.

Here is a sample…

Chronicle of Higher Ed with writer Laurie Essig:

But God, I need more.  I need You to smite this character Jim DeMint (R-SC).  There are a lot of people praying to You to help DeMint spread his hate.  In fact, according to the Family Research Council (FRC), they’ve organized tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of people to pray to You for DeMint’s success.

That’s why I’m hoping You’ll listen to this one prayer and smite this man.  I’m not asking for much.  Just a little gay scandal.  Perhaps he could be caught with another man like Rekers?  Or maybe a mistress like South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford?  Or a very expensive sex worker like Eliot Spitzer?


The comments on the article… well:

t_paine – November 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Laurie Essig

The light humor thing doesn’t work so well for you because too much of the bitter leaks through. You and god know right and wrong?

You are a pretty good hater yourself. Don’t be modest.

notsurprised – November 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Is this sort of material really what the Chronicle aspires to publish? I thought this was a journal of serious thought and discussion…

mainiac – November 15, 2010 at 5:58 am

Essig needs serious counseling, and fast.

cmsmw – November 15, 2010 at 7:02 am

I’m generally in agreement with Dr. Essig on this issue, but this was not the Chronicle’s finest moment.

rab60 – November 15, 2010 at 7:33 am

I don’t care for Jim DeMint’s politics either, but this article is pathetic and should never have passed the Editor’s desk.

jffoster – November 15, 2010 at 8:00 am

tattletale_.. (2 above), the CHE deserves criticism because it doesnt publish just any opinion column that comes along. It is selective, has “hired” Professor Essing to do these, and as another commenter notices, the attempt at humor doesn’t work here because “the bitterness comes through”. So does the incoherence.

I don’t think, at least I hope, she’s not typical of the faculty of The College on the Hill. Maybe a good whack with Gamaliel Painter’s cane would help.

blog21 – November 15, 2010 at 8:07 am

This one and the “I want my students to fail” article have really set the tone for my Monday. How much more dripping cynicism can I handle before 8am?

mindnbodybuilding – November 15, 2010 at 8:22 am

Laurie Essig

Did you think you were being clever? It didn’t work.

nuffsed – November 15, 2010 at 8:35 am

Liberals are the real purveyors of hate. This is low. This is right down there in the gutter with Wanda Sykes wishing that Rush Limbaugh’s kidney’s would fail. Why would you wish ill on someone just because you don’t like their politics? And worse drag God into it? The worst thing I have ever wished on someone is that they would lose an election, get recalled, or impeached.

Matthew 7:5

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