Michelle Ferrier, Dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University pens an Op/Ed that starts out with a whopper:
“Violence against journalists has become routine, and attacks on social media and in real life have intensified because of the violent rhetoric coming from the White House, calling journalists “enemies of the people.””
Op/Ed or not, you’d think a “Dean of Journalism” would know better than to build her whole argument on a canard. Note the word “BECAUSE.” She has no more basis than to say that Steve Scalise was shot BECAUSE of Maxine Water’s rhetoric. Trump’s rhetoric might be heated, off-the-rails, rude or even nutty. But this is TDS at work in the journalism education industry.