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Professor Joel Brinkley - Stanford University: Resign from teaching

Mr. Brinkley wrote a column for Tribune Media Services (http://trib.in/WeyJsR) that contains largely inaccurate facts, poorly- (or un-) researched information, hear-say and grossly xenophobic opinions about Vietnam and Vietnamese culture, and disguised it all as legitimate journalism. When called out about the errors in his so-called journalism, Mr. Brinkley not only defended his writing, but further disparaged other Southeast Asian countries.

This petition calls for his resignation as a professor of journalism at Stanford University. Why should such an unethical professional be able to shape the minds of young scholars at such a well-regarded institution such as Stanford? Shame on you.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Hearst Visiting Professional in Residence, Stanford University Department of Communication
    Joel Brinkley
  • Department of Communication Chair, Stanford University
    James S. Fishkin
  • President, Stanford University
    John L. Hennessy
  • Provost, Stanford University
    John Etchemendy


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