RUSH: Get this, from our old buddies at Campus Reform. “A University of Georgia professor issued an apology to those he had ‘offended’ when he…” Are you ready for this? “[H]e congratulated an old friend on becoming the state’s Republican candidate for governor. Charles Davis, dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at UGA, sent the offending tweet shortly after Brian Kemp won the GOP primary Tuesday night, noting that he had been friends with Kemp since childhood and considers him a ‘nice guy.'”
That congratulatory tweet to a Republican election winner in the Georgia governor primary by a University of Georgia legal professor, a dean, created so much hate and so many threatening tweets that the dean at the University of Georgia had to apologize for being friendly with his friend! “I’d like to apologize to anyone offended by my tweet shout out to Brian Kemp…I’ve read and learned so much from you all and will endeavor to be more thoughtful.”
Are you kidding me? No wonder we’re losing the universities! If I sound agitated, folks, it’s because I am — and without going through it again, I would reference you to the first segment of the program today if I sound less than my jocular self. I’m trying to sound as friendly and amicable as ever, but I’m still seething here over a bunch of things. Anyway, this is why we’re losing colleges. You believe this? The two people had been lifelong friends. One is a Republican; the other is a dean of the journalism school at the University of Georgia.
The Republican friend runs for governor in Georgia and wins the Republican primary after having been endorsed by Trump. His friend, lifelong friend, the dean at the journalism school, University of Georgia, sent him a simple, congratulatory, friendly tweet. Leftists all over the country bombard the dean of the j-school, threatening him, accusing him to the point that he issues an apology tweet apologizing for sending a congratulatory note to his friend, lifelong friend who won the Georgia gubernatorial primary.
Again, “I’d like to apologize to anyone offended by my tweet shout out to Brian Kemp…I’ve read and learned so much from you all and will endeavor to be more thoughtful.” Yes, I’m gonna be more thoughtful in the future, and I’m gonna get rid of all my friends, and I’m gonna stop being nice to them, and I’m certainly gonna stop congratulating them for winning elections, just because they’re Republicans and I’m not. This guy, the dean of the j-school, apparently… I mean, he caved like a piece of balsawood in a 15-mile-an-hour wind to a mob — a mob of people he doesn’t even know!
He’s not a kid. This guy’s not a teenager obsessed with what people think about him on Twitter or Facebook. This guy’s the dean of a j-school! He’s the dean of a college of journalism! Here’s what he tweeted. “‘I went to high school with GOP guv candidate @BrianKempGA. We played YMCA ball from childhood. Politics be damned. He is a nice guy, always was. Kind to a fault,’ Davis tweeted. ‘He’s a friend, always has been, and will be when we’re old(er) and grey(er). That’s how all this should work, people,'” and he got mountains of hate and threatening messages on Twitter.
“Rather than embracing Davis’ call for civility, liberals quickly denounced him for having something nice to say about a Republican,” his friend. They said that Kemp, the Republican that won the gubernatorial race, is “a ‘racist’ who ‘spews bigoted and dangerous rhetoric’…” This is what his friend the journalism professor says he “learned.” He learned that his lifelong friend spews racism. He didn’t know it! He learned that his lifelong friend is a bigot. He didn’t know it!
He’s soooo grateful to the insane lunatics on the left who tweeted him en masse and threatened him for educating him about the facts of his friends that he’s known all of his life. “‘You’re a straight white man. Of course[,] he was nice and kind to you. Racists are generally nice to their own kind,’ one user [tweeted]. ‘Why don’t you say what you really mean. Politics be damned. You’d never vote for a black woman and would much rather vote for the white racist.'”
“‘It’s the definition of privilege,’ another user remarked caustically. ‘~the dean~ [sic] has the luxury of damning politics because no politician is threatening his rights, safety, or survival; he is willing to empower those,'” his friend, the governor, “‘who would threaten the same of others on account of the candidate being ‘nice’ to him personally.'” So what do you think that is, the end of a friendship demanded by a Twitter mob?
All because this Republican who won the primary is automatically a racist and a bigot — and his lifelong friend didn’t know it! The dean of the j-school didn’t know that, and is now thankful to the mob for informing him what a bad guy his friend is, and he hopes that because he’s learned so much he will endeavor to be “more thoughtful” about being nice to Republicans in the future.