Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis.) A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)
The thought controllers at Media Matters are appalled that educational materials featuring John Stossel are making their way into some classrooms. It doesn’t bother them that left-wing materials are all over American classrooms, to the point that American students haven’t the slightest idea who major non-leftist thinkers of importance are. No, we need to focus our attention instead on what in the grand scheme of things is a trivial effort to provide a bit of balance, and to expose the kids to the idea that society just might get by all right without waving incense before a group of sociopaths who consider themselves our betters.
When I was at Harvard, we would hear from one, maybe two right-of-center people all year long. Those events were either protested or disrupted in one way or another, or at the very least whined about for a week. It wasn’t enough that the protesters agreed with 99.99% of the speakers who came to Harvard. Any dissident voices at all were to be silenced or at least deplored.
These are the thought controllers who went on to work for Media Matters.