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Stop Calling Him 'Dr.': The Academic Fraud of Sebastian Gorka, Trumpís Terrorism 'Expert'
Haaretz ^ | Andrew Reynolds

Posted on 02/26/2019 10:31:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Early on a mustache-twirling villain emerged as the face of the Trump White House. With the mannerisms of a pompous English B-movie baddy, Sebastian Gorka is to Donald Trump what the Sheriff of Nottingham was to King John. The malevolent sidekick.

Dr. Gorka styles himself as the crusading academic. A Kissinger for our troubled times. The brilliant scholar of terrorism who has taught at elite colleges and published groundbreaking research. He often reminds the imbeciles of the press that as a man of great learning only he truly comprehends the threat of Muslims.

But experts have listened to Gorka’s advocacy of the Muslim ban, attacks on the media and sterling defence of Trump’s “well-oiled’ administration and wondered how could such a well trained academic make such baseless and ignorant claims about topics he purports to be an expert on? In March he became embroiled in a remarkable spat with a Republican National Security consultant, Michael S. Smith. Gorka is flailing widely – tilting at enemies real and imagined.

I started digging and it didn’t take long to find out that Gorka is a fraud – a charlatan of the most brazen hue – a snake-oil salesman whose supposed Ph.D dissertation would have never passed muster in America or Britain and to put the cherry on the cake was approved by an fraudulent panel of examiners. The polar opposite of Lt. Gen H.R. McMasters’ celebrated dissertation awarded by UNC Chapel Hill.

Gorka is Hungarian-English. He gained an American passport in 2012. His nationalist parents fled to London from Budapest in 1956. His dissertation – Content and End-State-based Alteration in the Practice of Political Violence since the End of the Cold War: the difference between the terrorism of the Cold War and the terrorism of al Qaeda

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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: andrewreynolds; gorka; sebastiangorka
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To: Stingray51
I remember a cartoon from The New Yorker many years ago (in the days when they had funny cartoons).

A snooty maitre d' is on the phone talking to someone. "OK, that's a reservation for four in the name of Dr. Jennings. May I ask if you are a real doctor or just a Ph.D.?"

21 posted on 02/26/2019 11:12:58 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SeekAndFind
I wonder how the events of the last two years would have played out if the the Bannon/Gorka faction and remained in the White House instead of the Ivanka/Jared wing.

It bothers me that a New York liberal like Kushner has all of a sudden has become the architect of our immigration policy. It also bothers me that the Koch brothers are now exerting more influence on our immigration policy.
 

22 posted on 02/26/2019 11:20:03 AM PST by Governor Dinwiddie
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To: Stingray51

In Germany, an M.D. is an undergraduate degree


23 posted on 02/26/2019 11:22:22 AM PST by oldsicilian
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To: crosdaddy
She didn’t go to BC, she went to BU.

And learned a lot of BS.


24 posted on 02/26/2019 11:25:49 AM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: Stingray51
It could be worse: the Germans refer to lawyers as Doctor...

Guess what the "D" stands for in JD...

25 posted on 02/26/2019 11:25:49 AM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does any of this means the gentleman is wrong?


26 posted on 02/26/2019 11:28:28 AM PST by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: Stingray51

I believe the author is using “Nationalist” as a code word for “This guy is really a NAZI.”


27 posted on 02/26/2019 11:30:38 AM PST by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: VietVet876
He is a frequent shopper at my local gunshop up here in the NEK. I love the guy.


28 posted on 02/26/2019 11:33:19 AM PST by Daffynition (Rudy: What are you up to today? :))
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Your observations are spot-on my FRiend.


29 posted on 02/26/2019 11:34:49 AM PST by Daffynition (Rudy: What are you up to today? :))
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To: SeekAndFind

Where did REV Jackson and REV Sharpton get their ordinations from? Anyone ever look into those FRAUDS?


30 posted on 02/26/2019 11:38:22 AM PST by Singermom
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To: SeekAndFind

“His nationalist parents fled Hungary in 1956”

What are “nationalist parents”?


31 posted on 02/26/2019 11:42:25 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Singermom

Jessie attended Chicago Theological, he didn’t finish but probably got enough religion to make him as legit as a lot of ministers.


32 posted on 02/26/2019 11:43:26 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: Daffynition

Great photos. Where is “NEK”?


33 posted on 02/26/2019 11:43:34 AM PST by VietVet876
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To: ManHunter
Isn’t Boston College a supposedly top-ranked university? Couldn’t prove it by Alexandria Ocasio-Kotex, now could you?

Boston College is top Rank, and it deserves it's position.

AOC went to Boston University, a shit hole when compared to any real school.

Check out the difference between the two schools before you slander a great {though very liberal} school.

BTW, my grandson is a junior at Boston College or I wouldn't know the difference, where he is in the top 10 in his field.

34 posted on 02/26/2019 11:45:12 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke all mooselimb terrorists, today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And Al Not-So-Sharpton is also a genuine Reverend.


35 posted on 02/26/2019 11:48:03 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: USS Alaska

“AOC went to Boston University, a shit hole when compared to any real school. “


Wrong !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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36 posted on 02/26/2019 11:51:49 AM PST by Mears
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To: VietVet876
*Northeast Kingdom* Vermont and New Hampshire; almost wilderness from St. J to Canada.

Low population of gun-toting, bible-toting, hardscrabble Yankees, we are. Bernie Sanders does not campaign here.

My backyard

Groceries delivered right to my back door. :)


37 posted on 02/26/2019 11:52:14 AM PST by Daffynition (Rudy: What are you up to today? :))
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To: SeekAndFind

“But experts have listened to Gorka’s advocacy of the Muslim ban,...”

Stopped right there. Author lost all credibility with that absurd statement.


38 posted on 02/26/2019 12:03:51 PM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: Daffynition

Cool pics. Dr. Gorka’s new radio program is great.


39 posted on 02/26/2019 12:07:53 PM PST by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: Daffynition

Thanks for the clarification. Never heard of it before. The only time I spent up there was in the winter of 1966 when I played hooky from college in Oneonta, NY, for a couple of days and skied Killington. Maybe 50 skiers on the entire mountain. Heaven.


40 posted on 02/26/2019 12:13:25 PM PST by VietVet876
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