The Platform, Summarised by Centrist
Writer Karl du Fresne says abolishing the department of communications and media studies at every university will vastly ease the financial crisis of those unis while neutralising a key source of division in the culture wars.
There seems to be no purpose to those studies other than to promote neo-Marxist theories about oppressive power structures, racism, misogyny, white supremacy, social and climate justice and decolonisation. The faculties are infested with zealots and activists with ideas inimical to values such as free speech. Not to mention, they’re useless studies in their own right. Cutting them will help shed weight.
They shouldn’t be entitled to taxpayer funding to promote their ideas. They’ve churned out many journalism students who think of themselves as agents of change rather than conveyors of information. Younger journalists think they have licence to write with slants towards causes they favour.
No wonder there’s a steady decline in public trust of the news media.