Is a radical left-wing academic working at your university?
If so, a new website is asking for your help in identifying the “crazy radical professor” on campus. Thanks to Professor Watchlist, students can now “expose and document” professors who “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom”.
Launched on 21 November by Turning Point USA, the site already profiles dozens of US academics who apparently have a “record of opposing freedom of speech on campus”, but is seeking further tip-offs from worried students.
“Turning Point USA is saying enough is enough. It’s time we expose these professors,” wrote the group’s founder Charlie Kirk, according to Inside Higher Ed.
However, academics have also joined the hunt, submitting their own suggestions for deviant professors worthy of further investigation. Their tongue-in-cheek submissions have been shared on Twitter, using the hashtag #trollprofwatchlist.
Among the suspicious leftie professors reported to the site include Indiana Jones (who is “clearly biased against white fascist group” owing to his killing of Nazis); Third Rock from the Sun’s Richard Solomon ("illegal alien, probably an international spy and security risk”); and Hogwarts’ Professor Snape (who “killed Dumbledore”). Here are some of the best.
An Indiana Jones critic was concerned by “the number of Nazis killed by Professor Jones” and how he “neglects his teaching to engage in anti-fascist activities”.
School swot Hermione Granger (of Harry Potter fame) had no qualms about grassing up dodgy Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry professor Gilderoy Lockhart for “releasing pixies in class” and “trying to erase my friends’ memories”...
...and Severus Snape, also a Hogwarts lecturer, can expect a call from the Ministry of Magic too.
Time-travelling professor River Song (think "Doctor Who") caught the eye of one student....
... while Narnia exile Professor Digory Kirke may be asked to explain the children in his wardrobe.
Meanwhile, Dr Jekyll’s students worry about his “nasty side”, apparently.
Super sleuth Sherlock Holmes finally exposes his nemesis Moriarty....
... and X-Men's Professor X’s “liberal propaganda” was too much for one Twitter user.
A James Joyce fan gets involved...
... and former US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders lookalike, Doc Emmett’s Brown, may face investigation when he returns from 1885.
Dead Poets Society teacher John Keating may also get a Professor Watchlist profile...
...and Professor Watchlist even got "Rickrolled" too.