Fox News has filled many hours of airtime with attacks on campus "speech police" -- but viewers want a California professor fired for politically incorrect remarks about the late Barbara Bush.
Fresno State University professor Randa Jarrar reacted to the former first lady's death by calling Bush "an amazing racist" who "raised a war criminal," and Fox News has been following the resulting firestorm.
"F*ck outta here with your nice words,” Jarrar tweeted from her now-private account. “I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have."
The publicly funded university decided not to discipline the English instructor, saying her tweet was protected under the First Amendment -- and Fox News asked their Twitter followers whether Jarrar should have been punished.
Fresno State professor who bashed Barbara Bush won't be disciplined. Do you think she should be protected under fre… https://t.co/bXN2mnennh— FOX & friends (@FOX & friends)1524652487.0
More than two-thirds of Fox followers agreed the university should reconsider and discipline Jarrar, and social media conservatives spit venom at the professor.
@foxandfriends Any employer has the right to fire someone for their public statements! Doesn’t she have a ‘moralit… https://t.co/r1JHkXs75l— Jim ‘Deplorable Kraken’ Covfefe (@Jim ‘Deplorable Kraken’ Covfefe)1524656308.0
@foxandfriends I mind that twisted has no business being around kids. Appears to have a PhD in Inhumanity.— President Elect Larry Sass (@President Elect Larry Sass)1524659829.0
@foxandfriends Free speech should not apply in this case....I was told that schools should teach to make one think… https://t.co/MYgYrGGOhu— Joanna Horodecka (@Joanna Horodecka)1524661989.0
@foxandfriends Don't try to FIRE HER... Just suspend her for a year or transfer her to the .....Ummmmm....Athletic… https://t.co/EpEegZ5pO7— Dennis Eckie (@Dennis Eckie)1524658726.0
@foxandfriends It was not just her remarks against Barbara Bush, it was others trying to incite violence and harm t… https://t.co/gV4RtreQxj— Bebra Snyder (@Bebra Snyder)1524657327.0
@foxandfriends I think both sides should be treated the same, without media smothering the blunders by the left.— Lewis S. Burdette (@Lewis S. Burdette)1524661449.0
@foxandfriends Freedom of speech yes, but that doesn't mean there are no consequences when you open your mouth. It… https://t.co/fAzvrqnn0Y— MaggieMay(orMaggieMayNOT) (@MaggieMay(orMaggieMayNOT))1524656711.0
@foxandfriends Further proof that the left rule our schools from pre-schools to universities on our tax dollars & i… https://t.co/rycrFOsRJP— Deanna Z (@Deanna Z)1524661144.0
@foxandfriends The big problem here is the tax payers of California support Fresno ST. She should be held accountab… https://t.co/H1FUCITGkV— KG (@KG)1524662520.0
@foxandfriends She’s an agent of the University by virtue of working there. Just as any of Us making a Political or… https://t.co/mWF3u9Cfi2— Gunner25mm⚓️🇺🇸🇮🇱✝️ (@Gunner25mm⚓️🇺🇸🇮🇱✝️)1524658957.0