In a blog post on his FrontPageMag.com website, David Horowitz falsely claimed that Media Matters called him a liar. But he also admitted that there is a "sliver of truth in the Media Matters [April 10] statement" pointing out that on the April 6 edition of Hannity & Colmes, Horowitz falsely claimed that he does not attack university professors' political speech outside the classroom.
On Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, confronted by co-host Alan Colmes regarding a recent Media Matters item that documented false statements he made during his previous appearance on the show, right-wing activist David Horowitz attacked Media Matters as "a smear site." Horowitz later added, "[M]y agendas have been so distorted by smear sites like Media Matters and by the left."
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Right-wing activist David Horowitz falsely claimed that although he has criticized what university professors teach in the classroom, he has refrained from criticizing "professors' political speech" outside the universities at which they teach. Horowitz added that he makes "a very clear distinction between what's done in the classroom" and "what professors say as citizens." In fact, in his most recent book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, Horowitz criticizes numerous professors for their political views and participation in political events outside the classroom.
On MSNBC News Live, host Contessa Brewer admonished right-wing activist David Horowitz for calling Citizens for Legitimate Government founder Michael Rectenwald -- appearing opposite Horowitz -- a "communist," "pro-terrorist," and "a menace." Brewer said: "All right. OK, here's what we're not going to do, is to call guests names on the air."
On MSNBC's Scarborough Country, right-wing activist David Horowitz claimed that "[t]here are 50,000 professors" who are "anti-American" and "identify with the terrorists." There are just over 400,000 tenured and tenure-track full-time university professors in the United States. If Horowitz's numbers are accurate, that means approximately one out of every eight tenured or tenure-track college and university professors is a terrorist sympathizer.