Newsbusters uncovered a shocking detail about their campus Republican group that is sending shockwaves through the educational community, that make take the next four years to recover from.
Harvard Republicans exist and they support the Republican President of the United States. Shocking, isn’t it?
Newsbusters reported that the “Harvard student newspaper, The Crimson, over the endorsement by the Harvard Republican Club of President Donald Trump for re-election. The Crimson‘s editorial, “Harvard Republicans Hail to the Chief,” denouncing this endorsement sputtered with outrage over what they seem to consider a heinous act.
The Republican Club has every right to endorse the candidate of their choosing; free country and all. But how they could possibly come to this conclusion — the day after Trump’s shameful debate showing, when their predecessors left them a blueprint on how to denounce Trump last election cycle — evades us.
It really seems to bother The Crimson that despite the Harvard Republican Club declining to endorse Trump in 2016, they now think he has done such a good job as president that he has earned their 2020 endorsement. It enraged The Crimson so much that they went ahead and accused those who endorsed Trump as being white supremacists as well as an assault on the sensibilities of other students:
Not only is it impossible to separate an endorsement of Trump from tacit approval of white supremacy, it’s impossible not to see this endorsement as a provocation that willfully belittles other students’ identity and disregards their safety.
What especially irks The Crimson is their admission that Trump’s popularity has grown among young conservatives.”
From the school of these geniuses, who put out a study that showed, “Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center found that unsubstantiated concerns about widespread mail-in voter fraud in the 2020 election are mainly spread by high-ranking Republicans — including Donald Trump — and conventional media.”
From the student paper:
Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center found that unsubstantiated concerns about widespread mail-in voter fraud in the 2020 election are mainly spread by high-ranking Republicans — including Donald Trump — and conventional media, according to a working paper released Oct. 2.
Harvard Law School professor Yochai Benkler and others analyzed “over fifty-five thousand online media stories, five million tweets, and seventy-five thousand posts on public Facebook pages which garnered millions of engagements.” They found that — contrary to conventional wisdom — social media played a secondary role in spreading disinformation, though they counted Trump’s Twitter account as a media source rather than as a social media account.
Benkler said he and the team hope their findings will help assure the legitimacy of this fall’s election.
He also said that the paper ought to make policymakers reconsider their assumptions about so-called “fake news.” They should renew their focus on traditional media sources, such as local television and syndicated articles, since most relatively apolitical voters rely on them, he added.
“You need to shift your frame towards these very non-sexy, non-tech outlets, given who their audience is and given that they’re really the only remaining persuadable audience,” Benkler said.
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Sound reasonable? There are hundreds of articles on the topics of Take News and Mail in Voter Fraud. Don’t their professors teach them how to use Google?
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776