Skip to comments.Babson College staff member who posted about Iran says he was terminated
Posted on 01/10/2020 4:00:03 AM PST by raccoonradio
Babson College staff member suspended after posting on Facebook that Iran should list 52 American cultural sites it would attack says he has now been terminated from the school.
I am disappointed and saddened that Babson has decided to abruptly terminate my 15-year relationship with the college just because people willfully misinterpreted a joke I made to my friends on Facebook, former Babson College Director of Sustainability Asheen Phansey said via a spokeswoman Thursday.
Babson had placed Phansey on paid leave while conducting an investigation. The college said in a statement Thursday he was no longer a Babson College employee.
The trouble with the US universities is they are infested with lunatics teaching our younger people to be lunatics as well
Director of Sustainability = radical left “job” paid by tuition dollars
Welcome to the woke society you’ve helped to create, dumbass...
Phansey said he would have hoped his former employer would protect his right to free speech.
I would have hoped that Babson, an institution of higher education that I love and to which I have given a great deal, would have defended and supported my right to free speech, Phansey said. Beyond my own situation, I am really concerned about what this portends for our ability as Americans to engage in political discourse without presuming the worst about each other.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education jumped to Phanseys defense Thursday.
The professors post is obvious rhetorical hyperbole and cannot reasonably be read as a threat, incitement, or even a sincere endorsement of violence, said Adam Steinbaugh, director of the Individual Rights Defense Program. Babsons process-free termination of the professor in an attempt to quell criticism on social media is censorship, plain and simple, and reveals Babsons stated commitment to freedom of expression to be worthless.
As tensions flared between the United States and Iran in the aftermath of President Trumps order to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Phansey posted to Facebook Tuesday, In retaliation, Ayatollah Khomenei should tweet a list of 52 sites of beloved American cultural heritage that he would bomb. Um Mall of America? Kardashian residence? The post, reported on by Turtleboysports.com Tuesday, has since been removed.
Trump threatened in a tweet over the weekend that the U.S. had a list of 52 Iranian sites it could target should the Middle Eastern country retaliate.
Phansey initially apologized for his bad attempt at humor in a statement Wednesday, saying he is completely opposed to violence and would never advocate it by anyone.
WTH is that ?!
Per PayScale: “The average salary for a Sustainability Director is $101918.”
I want THAT job.
Yeah. Hell get hired elsewhere as Director of Department of Social Thought.
Clearly he should have put in a
smiley face or “(/satire)” because
otherwise people would think he
“It was a botched joke”—John Kerry
...who said you need to get a good education “otherwise you get stuck in Iraq”
Soldiers responded with a sign:
Help us John Carry we R stuk in Irak
Just another worthless university bureaucrat, invariably progressive.
If they were really smart they would leave that ridiculous position unfilled.
No wonder he wants to stay bombed.
“Babson College is a private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Established in 1919, its central focus is on entrepreneurship education. It was founded by Roger W. Babson as an all-male business institute but is now coeducational.”
Alumni include Arthur Blank
(Home Depot), Roger Enrico (Pepsi)
Wellesley is also home to Wellesley
College, Hillary’s alma mater
I want THAT job.
Only if you can sustain it!
There is something the individual should have used
But only if he meant it.
$102k in Wellesley would get you a one-room hovel. You gotta be filthy rich to live in these Stalinist cesspools.
People shouldn’t be fired for jokes. But, it’s good for liberals to get karma.
Turtleboy Sports:”I Kind Of Feel Bad That I Got This Babson College Professor Fired For His Insane Facebook Post But Not Really That Bad
Even Though He’d Do the Same to Me”
“Director of Sustainability = radical left job paid by tuition dollars”
Sounds like he’s helping to ‘sustain’ the college, by no longer drawing funds from them.
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