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Posted on 04/11/2013 9:39:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
Tyler Talgo was fed up.
For two years the University of Southern California student had listened to the classroom ranting of liberal professors. So it wasnt much of a surprise when Darry Sragow, his political science professor, launched into an anti-Republican tirade on the first day of class.
I knew that this was going to be a professor that was very left-wing, very biased, Talgo told Fox News. I knew this would be one of those classes where the professor would be biased all the time.
So Talgo decided to fight back.
As soon as I got back to my dorm, I decided to video his lectures, he said. I got inspired.
The 20-year-old political science major bought a hidden camera disguised as a shirt button. And thats how he was able to secretly videotape every single lecture delivered by Professor Sragow.
Its one thing to say this happened, Talgo said. Its another thing to show that it happened.
Talgo culled 15-minutes worth of Republican, Tea Party and conservative ranting from Sragows lectures and shared them with Campus Reform reporters Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan.
On the first day of class he talked about how Republicans prevent blacks from voting, Talgo said. He also said that he used to work for Democratic candidates and it was his job to kill Republicans.
The video shows Sragow peppering his lectures with curse words and ridicule for Republicans with his teaching assistant joining in on the attacks.
Theyre really stupid and racist, Sragow said at one point. The Republican party is increasingly the last refuge of old, angry white people who dont like whats going on in this country.
Old white guys are stubborn sons of b*tches, he noted.
Professor Sragow told Fox News that he has absolutely no regrets over any of his classroom lectures.
I have said them many times to many audiences, and if the student had told me he was taping my comments I still would have said them, he told Fox News. I had had this exact conversation with many of my Republican colleagues and friends.
Sragow said it is possible Talgo may have violated the student code of conduct by secretly taping his classes.
While I am very candid and direct, I never say anything unless I am willing to have it repeated with attribution, the professor said. If he thought he was playing a dirty trick by taping me, it lacks creativity and the effort deserves maybe a C-plus.
The video shows the professor opining on a number of issues ranging from Mitt Romney to accusations that the GOP suppressed the black vote.
Republicans are trying to prevent people of color and people of lower income from voting by requiring voter I.D., he said.
During one lecture, a student asked how to stop Republicans from voting.
The teaching assistant chimed in, Put up Panthers outside of the polling place.
The professor responded, Yeah, yeah. You can do that.
He also railed on the Bush-Gore presidential campaign and claimed Republicans had stolen the election.
Al Gore won the presidency of the United States, he told students. He didnt get to be president. Thats power. He got more votes, right? We all know he got more votes. Thats a fact. You think the Bush people did what they did in Florida for fun? The presidency was at stake.
There are tens of thousands of people who are now dead because George Bush, even though he got fewer votes, became the president of the United States, the professor said. Thats a fact.
The day after the 2012 election, Sragow trumpeted a Democratic victory in California.
I believe we will continue to allow Republicans to live here but Republicans will be totally, completely, utterly irrelevant, he said. But we dont need them anymore. They are totally irrelevant and clinically depressed.
He also took pot shots at Mitt and Ann Romney.
Ann Romney to me looks like shes out of 1955, he told students. I looked at Ann Romney during the convention and I thought, holy crap, this is the country club in 1955.
As for Romney?
All campaigns have a message it communicates to voters, he said. Vote for Obama because hes going to create jobs, keep the peace, and protect Social Security. Vote for Romney because Obama is all f***** up.
Sragow suggested that his harsh words were meant as a wakeup call for the Republican Party.
If the Republican Party in California doesnt broaden its appeal, within the next few years there will be more independent voters in California than Republicans, he said. We need two strong parties in the state.
Talgo, who is a registered Republican but considers himself a libertarian, said his video is proof that university campuses are hostile places for non-liberals.
There are definitely some classes where professors give no regard to the other side and its a class that slanders people who disagree with them, he said. Its hard for students. The professors are often times so intimidating you cant bring up your own point of view. And even if you do you risk your grade being retaliated against.
Thats why he waited until after the semester had concluded and after his grade had been posted before posting the video.
Ive been in many classes like that before and in those instances I tried to stand up to the professor and by the time the test or essay grades came back, I always felt they were less than what I earned, he explained.
The professor scoffed at the notion that conservative students arent given a fair shake.
If this student was offended, he knows perfectly well that I encourage an open debate and active student participation in my classes, Sragow told Fox News. He could have challenged me.
Talgo said he hopes other students will take a stand and help expose other liberal professors.
My major concern is that these professors are indoctrinating students, he said.
Reverse the colors and say the same things, and he would have been lynched
Imagine a White teacher saying those things about blacks/democrats?
The sad thing is that most of the students sit there and just lap it up. Their stupid living in the past professors make the sixties sound like the most romantic, renegade adventure, and these stupid so-called adults (they are mostly 18 and above) sit there like little kids wanting to play pirate.
At least one young American has woken up about the vast sewer of so-called “Higher Education”.
Yes, they are being indoctrinated.
not even a challenge to guess the race anymore. minorities and libtards are the true racists and bigots.
Scary people like this are actually professors who are responsible for teaching impressionable young people. He sounds incredibly stupid.
I don’t mind profs being liberal, I do mind if they are agents of the Ministry of Agitation & Propaganda. The best prof I ever had was Professor Torke, my law school Constitutional Law professor. I strongly suspect he was politically liberal, but you could not tell from his presentation of the material. Very even-handed. After all, we could graduate with jobs on one side or the other.
Worst prof I ever had was Professor Hansen for “Comparative Political Systems” in 1980. It should have been called “Soviet Communism Here and Now.” He was spouting off about “workers controlling the means of production” and all that crap. It was obvious he’d never worked a day in his life, or spent a day, in the real world. I had, doing commercial construction. I knew what would happen if you turned the means of production over to the guys I worked with, and it wasn’t going to be a good thing.
Professor Hansen wound up Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. No wonder this guy at USC has a job; he’s just what the boss is looking for.
I resemble that remark. All the same, someone should teach this klown some manners.
Give this maggot a Rifle and tell him to stand a post, I bet this coward would fall to his knees and start crying.
Too bad we don’t have some sort of time machine that would allow us to let them run things and see what a mess they’d make of things without us “old angry white guys”,
then we could re-set and say we tried your way and it fails.
Why waste valuable time teaching captive students to think when you can brainwash them?
Totalitarian classroom tyrants like Professors Sragow are Hitler’s and Stalin’s revenge on America.
Funny how they conveniently forget Herman Cain. And Ted Cruz.
And Michael Steele. And all the rest.
USC? What a waste of money.
Yeah...right. I've taught in several Big Ten universities and I doubt if I could find any prof who likes to be challenged on their political beliefs. I feel for this kid because Sragow is going to hold this against him and his grade will likely suffer.
At least this leftie professor is honest about the fact that he’s a leftie, unlike the DMR’s of our party, (Democrats masquerading as republicans), like Grover Norquist who openly calls us BITTER ENDERS and racists.
Who is more dangerous???
The enemy within. ALWAYS.
Grover vs. the Bitter Enders(Grover trying to give Rubio political cover)
They only remember what’s convenient. They never forget Auschwitz & Treblinka, but you will never hear about the Holodomor, Pol Pot, the Gulag, or any of the other communist atrocities of the 20th century.
Not even a hint of a suggestion that a political science course and professor should present all aspects of a political environment in an objective manner. Just a bigot with a pulpit he uses to spew his bigotry and hate toward the political groups he disagrees with.
Higher education in modern America.
The events in Post 7 happened at Indiana University; what you say about professors at Big 10 university not wanting to be challenged politically is true. I really wanted to tell him off, but I needed a grade to get to law school. I knew it was BS.
Unfortunately, too many of my classmates drank the Kool Ade.