Setting The Record Straight

Campus Watch corrects false allegations made against it.

Response to:

Lobby Group Pressure Hinders Academic Freedom
by Sarah Berman
The Gazette (University of Western Ontario)
November 6, 2007

False allegations of attacking professors who criticize Israel
False allegations of suppressing free speech

Campus Watch Responds:

Steve Caton of Harvard makes the tired charge that Campus Watch, by critiquing Middle East studies professors, intimidates them. In doing so, he reveals nothing about CW, and much about his profession's inability to withstand criticism, and its propensity to equate criticism with intimidation.

CW does not intimidate; it critiques and reports.

As we've often said, the lives of some professors are so hermetically sealed from the rest of society that, unlike people in virtually every other walk of life, they answer criticism by crying, "You can't say that about us!"

(Posted by Winfield Myers)