Mainstream Media Silent on Evergreen State College’s ‘Day of Absence’ Chaos


Mainstream media outlets have yet to cover the protests that have erupted at Evergreen State College over a progressive professor’s refusal to participate in a “Day of Absence” in which white community members were asked to leave campus.

The story of Professor Bret Weinstein, who has been forced to hold his biology class sessions off campus due to security concerns as a result of the backlash, has yet to be reported in many major news outlets. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has interviewed Weinstein, but at the time of this writing the New York Times, the Associated Press, NBC News, and CNN are amongst the outlets that have yet to cover the protests that are calling for the suspension of a progressive biology professor who refused to participate in an activist event.

A conservative-leaning legal blog at the Washington Post covered the story, expressing concern over the inaction of the Evergreen State College administration in protecting their professor from the security threat posed by the student protesters who are demanding his resignation.

The rage against Weinstein on campus is the result of an email he sent opposing the school’s “Day of Absence” event, which, this year, involves asking white community members to leave campus. Weinstein argued in the email that the event’s structure, which asks a group that did not participate in the event’s planning to leave campus, is “an act of oppression in and of itself.”

Weinstein appeared on a live episode of The Rubin Report to discuss the controversy. In the interview, Weinstein claims that the student protesters allegedly discussed the possibility of kidnapping him.

Tom Ciccotta is a libertarian who writes about economics and higher education for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @tciccotta or email him at


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