Saturday, March 19, 2005

Ah, the joy of Google.

It's not that uber-conservative and loon David Horowitz is such a liar -- it's that he's such a bad one, saying idiotic things that are so effortlessly refuted, as witness my previous link to an article over at Whiskey Bar, in which Billmon rips Dave a new one for having recently written:

I have not conducted a “campaign against . . . political bias in college classrooms.” In fact I have never used the term “political bias in college classrooms.” I assume that everyone has a bias. I am not concerned about bias in the classroom.

Rhetorically speaking, how stupid does Horowitz think his critics are? Has he never heard of Google? Does he not understand the ease with which one can do the appropriate Google search to find online articles like this one by Dave himself:

I am the author of the Academic Bill of Rights, which many student governments, colleges and universities, education commissions, and legislatures are considering adopting. Already, the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a version as legislation, and the Senate should soon follow suit...

In Colorado, the State Senate president, John K. Andrews Jr., has been very concerned about the issue, and State Rep. Shawn Mitchell has just introduced legislation requiring public institutions to create and publicize processes for protecting students against political bias.

And there's Dave here:

There is an organic connection, for example, between the political bias of the university and the political bias of the press.

And here, where we learn that Dave has an entire booklet devoted to the subject:

Horowitz is no stranger to placing political ads in campus newspapers: In 2002 he launched the National Campaign to Take Back Our Campuses, and in a booklet titled "Political Bias in America's Universities," Horowitz described "what's wrong in academics today," and the "steps you and I can take to restore sanity to our colleges and universities."

And those hits are from just the first page of Google results: 1-10 of 792. Did Horowitz think his critics had neither the desire nor the technical savvy to run a Google search? How stupid can you be? About as stupid as George W. Bush when he recently claimed here:

First of all, Dave, let me, if I might correct you, be so bold as to correct you, I have not laid out a plan yet, intentionally.

Really, George? No "plan"? Google begs to differ. 25,200 hits. While many of those hits will obviously not be relevant, I'm pretty sure something in there will fit the bill, no?

The rules have changed. Quite simply, the one thing you just can't say anymore is, "I never said that." Poor Dave is finding that out the hard way. And it still doesn't seem to have sunk in.

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