Setting The Record Straight
Campus Watch corrects false allegations made against it.
Campus Watch Responds:
Given the name of the organization for which they write (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), one might hope for evidence that its authors make some effort to live up to the name. Yet Rendall and Macdonald fallaciously claim that Campus Watch is "anti-Muslim." This tired claim can never be substantiated because it's clearly false. Here's the text:
Campus Watch critiques Middle East studies without regard to the religion of the professors with whom we disagree. Even a cursory glance at our work shows that we aim our critiques at Christians, Jews, Muslims, and anyone else who politicizes the field.
But Rendall and Macdonald's errors don't stop there, as only a few paragraphs later they assert that CW is run through the David Horowitz Freedom Center:
This is an urban legend peddled by writers who don't take the time to fact check their own work. As we've noted in this space time and again, Campus Watch is a project of the Middle East Forum, a nonprofit think tank in Philadelphia. We have no relation whatsoever to the Horowitz Freedom Center.
(Posted by Winfield Myers)
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