Conservatives had been outraged Wednesday night time after Tulane University introduced that Hunter Biden would teach a 10-week course on “Media Polarization” this summer time.
But the transfer got here as little shock to at least one alum, who detailed a protracted history of on-campus political bias and troubling attacks in an unique Fox News Digital interview.
Ben Storch, who served as treasurer of a Republican group on campus throughout 2014-2018, mentioned the group was compelled to disassemble in 2019 after a chief’s dormitory door was set ablaze in what seemed to be a politically motivated assault. Police charged two Tulane college students with aggravated arson on the time.
“The environment was unsafe to continue openly being a conservative on campus,” Storch recalled.
“We would wear MAGA hats and in the dining room, they refused to serve us. People would yell at us…and that escalated.”
While college students aggressively opposed his political beliefs, Storch obtained little help from the varsity’s liberal school.
“There was definitely deferential treatment even from the school,” Storch mentioned, reflecting on the canceled courses following Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory that had been put aside as a “mourning period.”
With President Biden’s son set to show a course this summer time, Storch mentioned he’s “disappointed” to see that little has modified within the New Orleans college.
“I hoped that they would be a little more balanced,” Storch mentioned, “but I don’t expect them to be because I know how they’ve always operated. I know how the administration works. It’s the same university president as when I was there, and to see them now sponsoring the president’s son…it’s disappointing.”
Hunter Biden will reportedly be a part of 9 different visitor audio system for the course titled “Media Polarization and Public Policy Impacts,” which is able to give attention to “the current state of the media landscape in the United States and how media polarization, fake news and the economics of the new business impact public policymaking in Washington D.C.”
Storch mentioned the subject represents the “ultimate irony.”
“It’s kind of the ultimate irony that Hunter Biden is talking about fake news after all his efforts to decry his laptop as fake,” he quipped.
Former White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx, New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser, Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, CBS’ “Face The Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan, CNN correspondent Kylie Atwood and Fox News political analyst and “The Five” co-host Juan Williams are additionally listed as visitor audio system for the course.