Dave Newbart is at it again in S-T, with story about Loyola kids protesting LU investments in things that The Left does not like: “controversial companies like Halliburton, Clear Channel, Wal-Mart, Chevron and Dow Chemical,” says Newbart — his exact words NOT in quotes in his tendentious lede. (Suggested redo: “companies controversial to libs and mainstream media.”)
N. has finished with his Finkelstein-DePaul coverage that was heavy on complaints by protestors and perfunctory on rebuttals. It’s a meme he has pursued since he led the ouster of Fr. Donald Rowe some years back as president of St. Ignatius College Prep in which N. gave ample space to — guess what? — protesters, this time among dissident teachers.
Rowe may have overstayed his time at Ignatius, where he raised lotsa bucks in a good cause. But what about selecting this investment-in-Wal-Mart cause at Loyola, one dear to leftists’ hearts, while never the cause of campus conservatives? I would love to hear of a campus-protest story by Newbart that picks up on a conservative protest. It could be I have missed it or them, but I very much doubt it.