In a report that illustrates the dichotomy of the left’s propensity to call for tolerance yet threaten those who disagree, a Penn State instructor allegedly called for the deaths of conservatives Donald Trump, Ben Shapiro, and Jordan Peterson.
Andy Ngo, editor-at-large of The Post Millennial, claims that Associate Professor Zach Furness suggested the assassination of conservative voices on his Twitter account.
The Penn State University website notes that Furness serves as Associate Professor of Communications at Penn State University’s Greater Allegheny campus and is the Communications Program Coordinator and General at WMKP Radio
Ngo substantiated his assertion by sharing alleged screenshots of tweets sent by Zack Furness.
On March 26, the Twitter channel shared a 2017 photo showing then-President Trump distributing paper towels to Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria.
According to screenshots posted by Ngo, Furness replied to the tweet showing Trump’s involvement in extending humanitarian aid by writing: “Should’ve been Lincoln’d five minutes later.” Most believe Furness was referencing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
Furness reportedly posted his opinion on a popular Twitter channel that encourages dialogue on unusual happenings in American politics.
Ngo also shared a screenshot of an alleged tweet from Furness posted in September 2020. Furness wrote on September 9:
“I’d like to build an arc and fill it with, Michael Tracey, Andrew Sullivan, Bari Weiss, Andy Ngo, Miles Cheong, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, and Fox & Friends. And then launch it toward the sun.”
Blaze Media reports that
“Tracey is a journalist and political commentator who was a member of the progressive The Young Turks network and is known for his anti-war ideology. Sullivan is a British author and writer who has written for New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Time, and Newsweek.”
“Weiss is a left-leaning writer who previously covered culture and politics at the New York Times until she resigned and later said the “newspaper of record” attempts to “satisfy the narrowest of audiences.”
“Cheong is an online commentator who has written for several media outlets about gaming, culture, and politics. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. Shapiro is a conservative commentator and founder of the Daily Wire.”
Furness has since deleted his account with the handle “@punkademic.”
The Post Millenial provided an excerpt from a syllabus for Furness’ class titled ‘Gender, Diversity & the Media.’ the syllabus reads:
“Course readings and assignments are designed to help students build deeper understandings of gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and class diversity in media. Communication theory helps explain how media representations impact human construction of meaning in social relationships, in both the US and throughout the world.”
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