However, that article has so much more to offer than just that juicy tidbit.
1) Has anyone noticed how journalism has slipped over at the NYT? I haven't, since I tend not to read it. But based on its former reputation, and this offering, I can only imagine it has. I would challenge anyone reading this article to figure out exactly what these spoiled children (i.e. students) were protesting about. Beyond citing a "list of grievances", which included Bureaucracy and some vague references to administrators support for the launching of the Iraq War (Dude, that is so 6 years ago...MoveOn already!), it is not exactly clear.
The article is entirely focused on the details of the protest action, not the reasons behind it. It s almost as if these reporters were trying to re-stoke memories of earlier heady days of elite university protest. Almost as if they wanted them to return.
Well NYT readers didn't have to wait long. The very next day, the same primary reporter on the byline produced an entire article (over 500 words longer than the first) comparing this small protest with the one that occurred at Columbia University in 1968.
When students at the New School staged an occupation in an academic building Wednesday night in an effort to bend the administration’s ear and will, it was difficult not to look back to the famous sit-in carried out in 1968 by students at Columbia University.It just seems to me that perhaps that is the environment that some want to re-establish in these *new* heady days of liberal ascendancy. And the NYT will be there (maybe) to stoke the fires. Ya gotta love agenda journalism....
2) Ya also gotta love how liberals define things. Like how they define 'bipartisan compromise' to mean 'Republicans supporting everything the Democrats want', but never the other way around.
In this article we get the following fantastic utterance:
“This is about starting a dialogue, and to do that you have to be seen as an equal,” he said. “People just don’t give equality, you have to take it.”So lets see, according to this graduate Philosophy student, 'dialogue' is now defined as 'a conversation between equals, just so long as your equal is bound and gagged in a chair, and is forced to listen to your list of grievances'. Ahhhh....Liberal Fascism in full bloom. What a beautiful sight....and it is not even spring.