“I think there is a bigger issue. Should a school, a college or a university openly discriminate among alumni regarding gifts based on political philosophy? To be fair to all alumni and mostly to our students, the answer needs to be ‘no.’ Should we accept gifts only from liberals or only from conservatives? Clearly, the answer is ‘no.’His comments deftly avoid a greater point, one made by an astute online commenter, who wrote: “It's not a matter of Ailes being a ‘conservative.’ How disingenuous to present the criticism that way! The problem is Ailes's ultimate role in the profession of journalism.” Naming a journalism building after a guy who spends his days fallafeling Bill O’Reilly is the equivalent of Mike White giving bursap sack full of cash to Case Western in exchange for naming an ethics building after him. Ailes constantly pushes our feeble trade further into the gutter. – Bradley Campbell
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