Dr.is a prominent professor of sociology at prestigious Georgetown University in the nation’s capital. He is also a “regular contributor” on all things politique on MSNBC and often a go-to substitute talk show host on that network.
He is also often overly verbose, loquacious, and pedantic. That is, sometimes his mouth appears to overrun his brain. For example, on Sept. 17, as he guested with New York Times columnist Johnathan Capehart on Martin Bashir’s talk show, Dyson went on and on….and on again about Republican mendacity and hypocrisy. His remarks, in the end, actually shocked the usually quick-witted Capehart into derisive laughter. Indeed, Dyson reduced Republican-hating Bashir into pleading for Dyson to return to our own “universe.”
The good professor said that, “Republicans watch more porn and go to more strip clubs…” than anybody else. The entire exchange may be seen below, as reported by newsbusters.org.
I have long been an admirer of Professor Dyson, going all the way back to when he taught right here in Chicago at DePaul University. He has written many intriguing and hard-hitting books on the subject of "race" in America as well. I especially recommend his tome entitled "April 4, 1968," about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Admittedly, though, he has always been somewhat “long-winded.” I simply chalked that up to the fact that not only is he a college professor but an ordained Baptist preacher, as well. And...well...teachers and preachers just naturally talk a lot, right?
But, I’m sorry professor, buffoonery is buffoonery no matter where you come from or where you’re going. His statement that Republicans watch more porn than anybody else is an absolutely astounding claim, and leaves him, rather than Republicans, open to all sorts of questions. Like, professor, how precisely do you know Republicans watch more porn than Democrats? What specific research have you done to substantiate such a sweeping claim? Have you conducted polls to draw this conclusion? Have you assigned your grad students to peek into Republican households to discover this truth? Well? Inquiring minds want to know.
I expect that after this performance by the good professor, his “brand” as a “public intellectual,” if not his gig at MSNBC, may have been irreparably damaged.
He may even have compromised his tenured position at Georgetown. For you see, at the very least, I am sure that many parents and students are going to think more than twice before enrolling their kids into one of his classes at Georgetown.
Finally, I just gotta ask the professor this: Of all the blatant examples on constant public display of Republican hypocriscy, why did you choose the watching of porn as the most egregious? Hmmm.
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