Setting the Record Straight: CW Corrects Smears from Mondoweiss
by Cinnamon Stillwell • Jul 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm
In the latest addition to the ever-growing archive in Setting the Record Straight, where CW corrects smears and calumnies directed against it, MEF director of academic affairs and of Campus Watch, Winfield Myers, exposes the fallacies found in a July 6 article in Mondoweiss, a radical publication founded by anti-Israel activist Philip Weiss. Titled "The Battle for Palestine on U.S. Campuses: a Review of 'We Will not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics," the review reflects the fallacies of both the reviewer and the book under review, making it doubly fallacious.
Rarely have so many errors been committed in so little space as they were by one Kim Jensen earlier this month. It takes a special kind of carelessness and cluelessness to get almost everything about an organization--in this case Campus Watch--wrong. To be fair, Jensen had help: she's after all reviewing a book chock-full of fallacies that sports a foreword by the infamous conspiracy monger and anti-Semite Cynthia McKinnney. But we're hardy folks here at CW, given that we've seen such nonsense from the likes of the execrable Mondoweiss many times over the years. It's what they do.
So, for the record (yet again, until next time, etc.), CW does not engage in censorship, a fact that should be obvious to anyone with a modicum of knowledge of the rule of law. We do not possess, nor do we seek, nor would we use them if we had, the state power to silence anyone for anything. It is a long-held and dearly beloved affectation of a certain type of delicate professor to cry "censorship" whenever some meddling (see below) outsider has the temerity to criticize him. Poor thing. Perhaps someday he'll understand, but we rather doubt it.
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