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 free speech, or should the school reconsider disciplining her?
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 25, 2018
More than two-thirds of Fox followers agreed the university should reconsider and discipline Jarrar, and social media conservatives spit venom at the professor.
Punish her by hiding the snacks in the cafeteria. That pig looks like she loves to snack!
— johnny capo (@johnnycapo1921) April 25, 2018
If that was the other way around they would be fired .You people that give to these leftest Administrations need to pull your funding only way to bring back civility in the schools.
— James (@tholian800) April 25, 2018
Any employer has the right to fire someone for their public statements! Doesn’t she have a ‘morality’ or some other type of clause in her contract?
Yes she has the right to say whatever she wants, but 1A doesn’t protect from the professional consequences of public statements.
— Jim ‘Stable Genius’ Covfefe (@roperf15) April 25, 2018
I mind that twisted has no business being around kids. Appears to have a PhD in Inhumanity.
— Larry Sass (@VaLarry1200) April 25, 2018
When you sign on to teach, you are given a criteria you have to meet and you forfeit your opinion! Yeah what you're told! #ENDTENURE
— Deplorable Justin (@Justinpatriot76) April 25, 2018
She needs to be fired!!!!!
— Sean Fintak (@RealSeanFintak) April 25, 2018
Free speech should not apply in this case….I was told that schools should teach to make one think and therefore teachers and/or professors should keep their political views and agendas out of class …period !
— Joanna Horodecka (@Kumiko_Cat) April 25, 2018
Don't try to FIRE HER… Just suspend her for a year or transfer her to the …..Ummmmm….Athletic Dept !!
I would almost guarentee that there is a decency clause in her contrac, allowing for some actions !!!
— Dennis Eckie (@dfeckie) April 25, 2018
She should be put in a healthy diet
— Frances Ibarra Ortiz (@FrancesIbarraO1) April 25, 2018
Its not a "discipline her regardless," her statements were as a private citizen UNTIL she started gloating about her tenure and not being fired. She brought the school into it and by not disciplining her shows the lack of ethnics, dignity, and moral from the school. #fireher
— Andie LeDeplorable (@andieleaandie) April 25, 2018
It was not just her remarks against Barbara Bush, it was others trying to incite violence and harm this is something that shouldn’t be allowed, what happened to the laws I’ve known of people being arrested for less and called terrorist threats, unequal justice
— Bebra Snyder (@bebra_snyder) April 25, 2018
I think the public should take care of this sick individual on their own.
— Hooter 06 (@rickhowell30) April 25, 2018
I think both sides should be treated the same, without media smothering the blunders by the left.
— Lewis S. Burdette (@LewisSBurdette) April 25, 2018
Freedom of speech yes, but that doesn't mean there are no consequences when you open your mouth. It doesn't protect you from losing a job when your actions & behavior represent the entity who employs you. Said entity has the right to hire people who'll do their best on the job.
— Margaret Minuth (@Pearlhunter) April 25, 2018
Further proof that the left rule our schools from pre-schools to universities on our tax dollars & if she had said this about Michelle obama or hillary clinton or any leftist liberal we wouldn't be discussing this because she would have been fired before she typed the last word!!
— Deanna Z (@artsydeezee) April 25, 2018
Free speech does not come without consequences.
— Amy Hiller (@Amy_Hiller1) April 25, 2018
We have right to knock her knocks and barring any medical problems explains the reason she is so wick evil woman. She is a poor woman that hates herself and does this kind of thing to ease her pain of self endurance
— Frank Elkins (@ElkinsFrank) April 25, 2018
The big problem here is the tax payers of California support Fresno ST. She should be held accountable for her actions. This will keep future students away. Proff is out of control!
— Kathy Genatone (@genatone) April 25, 2018
She’s an agent of the University by virtue of working there. Just as any of Us making a Political or Personal Public statement would be fired from our jobs so should she. Unless the University Stands behind her Statement then I wouldn’t send my money or kid there.
— Gunner25mmCG28 (@timetoact2) April 25, 2018
This is still hate speech, libel (defamation specifically) and she would have been tried under the Seditions Act in previous generations.
This carries 20 years in federal prison.https://t.co/at7AclNJIt
— Josh Cuéllar🤷🏽♂️👻 (@JoshuaCuellar) April 25, 2018