"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Friday, February 01, 2019
On Tuesday night, after Loyola Marymount University decided to eschew any further attempts to inhibit Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro from speaking there this spring, one female associate professor at the university went into a rage on Twitter, spouting that Shapiro “espouses hate speech, and is linked to numerous hate groups.” She added that she would be organizing protests for the event.
Dr. Nina Lozano describes herself as a “queer Latinx political consultant, activist and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles.”
Lozano did not offer any information to buttress her claim that Shapiro espouses hate speech, and no information supporting her claim that he is “linked to numerous hate groups.” It’s ironic that Lozano should describe Shapiro as “linked to numerous hate groups”: as has been amply documented, in 2017, the Anti-Defamation League conducted a study in which it examined 19,253 explicitly anti-Semitic Twitter messages tagging roughly 800 reporters and editors, and found that the top target by a wide margin was Shapiro, who was tagged in over 7,400 of the tweets, roughly 38% of the total and roughly four times as many as any other journalist.
In October 2017, the Democrat-dominated California legislature, conducted a hearing with the title, “Combating Hate While Protecting the Constitution,” and gave Shapiro two minutes to speak.