David Horowitz falsely accused Media Matters for America of "crass doctoring of conservative statements" in a response to a Media Matters item noting that several conservative media figures -- including Horowitz -- defended Mel Gibson after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks. In fact, Media Matters reprinted verbatim Horowitz's defense of Gibson from his appearance on the August 1 edition of Hannity & Colmes.
Conservative media figures have jumped to the defense of Mel Gibson after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks when he was arrested for driving under the influence.
On Hannity & Colmes, David Horowitz would not answer accusations that he "admitted on the air" that he "didn't even write or research ... parts of" his book, The Professors. Horowitz also claimed that fellow guest Mark LeVine, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, is "an apologist for the terrorists."
Echoing the rantings of political extremist Lyndon LaRouche and his followers, David Horowitz and Richard Poe charge in their new book that George Soros was a Nazi "collaborator in fascist Hungary" and "survived [the Holocaust] by assimilating to Nazism" as a 14-year-old boy. Horowitz and Poe further smear Soros and other progressives by doctoring or distorting quotes and falsely or misleadingly portraying events and statements.
In his latest column, David Horowitz baselessly suggested that U.S. officials were able to uncover an alleged "attack by radical Islam" to bomb tunnels leading into New York City by monitoring the communications of Americans, an apparent reference to the controversy over The New York Times' reporting in December that the administration was monitoring domestic communications without a warrant. In fact, there is no indication, in any reports, that the FBI engaged in the kind of domestic eavesdropping on which the Times reported to uncover the alleged tunnel plot; the communications made in connection with the purported plot apparently did not involve a party inside the United States.
On CNN's Larry King Live, right-wing activist and author David Horowitz again defended right-wing pundit Ann Coulter's recent attacks against widows of victims from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, declaring that "Ann has done us a service."
FrontPageMag.com senior editor Jacob Laksin falsely claimed that a Media Matters for America study of right-wing activist David Horowitz's book The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America "concede[d] that nearly half the professors [Horowitz profiled] do in fact use their classrooms for political agendas." Media Matters conceded no such thing.
On The O'Reilly Factor, David Horowitz called Ann Coulter "a national treasure" and stated that the "point" of Coulter's controversial remarks on the widows of the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks was "right on the mark."
David Horowitz referred to Princeton University professor Cornel West as a "black airhead," adding that he "is blessed with these unearned and undeserved perks solely because he's black." Horowitz further described West's work as "useless" and claimed that he "hasn't written as scholarly paper or book in twenty years (if ever)."
On Fox News' The Big Story with John Gibson, right-wing activist David Horowitz falsely equated the recent allegations of plagiarism and related academic misconduct by Ward Churchill, professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with the activities of other professors Horowitz profiled in his book The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.
Fox News' Neil Cavuto interviewed right-wing activist David Horowitz about "radicals" at American universities. Cavuto asked Horowitz whether "we have to be on guard against nuts in the classroom," and "how will you know that the professor you have is insane?" Horowitz advised staying away from "women's studies, black studies, cultural studies, whiteness studies, post-colonial studies, all those studies," and appeared to add anthropology.
David Horowitz attacked "the creatures" at Media Matters for America for "pars[ing] the difference between making false claims and lying" to rebut Horowitz's assertion that Media Matters accused him of "lying" in noting his false claim that his book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, doesn't attack "professors' political speech" outside the "classroom."
Right-wing activist David Horowitz has attacked Media Matters for America for noting -- contrary to Horowitz's denial on the April 6 edition of Fox News' Hannity & Colmes -- that his recent book contains numerous instances in which he cited the purported extracurricular activities of the professors he criticized in the book. Horowitz has conceded that there is a "sliver of truth in the Media Matters statement" that documented his inconsistencies, but he downplayed this, claiming that "my book is a series of profiles of 101 professors" that includes "general perspectives, [that] may or may not be expressed outside the classroom." However, a detailed Media Matters study of the book shows that Horowitz's suggestion that his book does not rely heavily on professors' activities and speech outside of the classroom is false.
In a blog post on his FrontPageMag.com website, David Horowitz falsely claimed that Media Matters called him a liar. But he also admitted that there is a "sliver of truth in the Media Matters [April 10] statement" pointing out that on the April 6 edition of Hannity & Colmes, Horowitz falsely claimed that he does not attack university professors' political speech outside the classroom.