The journalism course is entitled “Reporting on the Far Right.”
The kiddies will probably hone their skills on writing fake news, creating conspiracy theories, rumor mongering and vicious slander.
Excellent prep for a career at CNN, MSNBC, NYT or WaPo.
New York University has hired a former New Yorker journalist who resigned after falsely reporting that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent had a Nazi tattoo.
The school has employed Talia Lavin, a former fact-checker for the New Yorker, to be an adjunct professor and teach a fall 2019 course called “Reporting on the Far Right,”….
“The course will also teach students vital tactics in identifying and tracking the spread of far-right movements online,” the course description says. “With the aid of landmark investigations on the subject, and guest speakers who are working reporters on the beat, the course will teach students how to track far-right harassment campaigns to their sources and uncover the identities of white supremacist propagandists on the web.”
When Lavin was still working for the New Yorker and after she had first reported on the Nazi tattoo, ICE tweeted out a statement specifically calling Lavin out for the mistake she made, stating that “anyone attempting to advance their personal political opinion by baselessly slandering an American hero should be issuing public apologies to Mr. [Justin] Gaertner and retractions. This includes Levin and the New Yorker.”
While Lavin did apologize to Gaertner, the ICE agent and war veteran who lost both of his legs on a mission whom she falsely accused of having a Nazi tattoo, she still said that ICE was in the wrong for “targeting” her….