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Kashuv Launches Tirade of Blame After Harvard Rescinds His Acceptance

Kashuv is not pleased with the fallout from his scandal involving racist comments.

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A former Turning Point USA star who was slated to attend Harvard University had his acceptance rescinded after he was exposed for making racist comments in high school.

“Harvard rescinded my acceptance,”Kyle Kashuv said on Twitter. “Three months after being admitted to Harvard Class of 2023, Harvard has decided to rescind my admission over texts and comments made nearly two years ago, months prior to the shooting. I have some thoughts. Here’s what happened.”

Kashuv was thrown into the spotlight of the conservative media world after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which claimed 17 lives. He was propped up as the pro-Second Amendment counterpart to David Hogg, who built a following by denouncing gun ownership in the wake of the shooting.

Kashuv released a statement – surely written by public relations professionals – after his racism scandal, in which he repeatedly used the N-word, was exposed. He called his own comments “callous and inflammatory,” and insisted that the shooting at his high school had forced him to mature as a human being.

But Kashuv is not willing to accept all of the blame for his rescinded Harvard acceptance. He continued to Tweet in a thread, and partially blamed media attacks for his misfortune. He also blamed others who called for Harvard to rescind his acceptance.

“After I issued this apology, speculative articles were written, my peers used the opportunity to attack me, and my life was once again reduced to a headline. It sent me into one of the darkest spirals of my life,” he said.

He then continued, bashing the university for failing to give him a second chance.

“Harvard deciding that someone can’t grow, especially after a life-altering event like the shooting, is deeply concerning. If any institution should understand growth, it’s Harvard, which is looked to as the pinnacle of higher education despite its checkered past,” he said.

“Throughout its history, Harvard’s faculty has included slave owners, segregationists, bigots and antisemites. If Harvard is suggesting that growth isn’t possible and that our past defines our future, then Harvard is an inherently racist institution. But I don’t believe that,” he continued.

Given the state of American institutions of higher learning, Kashuv would likely be better off not attending one at all. This could be a blessing in disguise.

But the fact remains: Kashuv’s actions led him to this outcome. Harvard – as a private institution – has the right to do as it pleases. This is an exercise in that “free market” that all of those “true conservatives” are always lecturing about.

Does Kashuv deserved to have his life ruined over comments made in his teens? No. But blaming others is distasteful and uncouth. Accepting personal responsibility is the conservative thing to do.


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Fox News Ratings Crater, Trailing CNN and MSNBC for First Time in 21 Years

A brutal collapse over the past two-and-a-half months.

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Recent data from Nielsen shows that Fox News finished behind both CNN and MSNBC in ratings to open the month of January.

This is the first time in twenty-one years that that has happened, according to Daily Wire.

Nielsen’s ratings data shows that CNN finished number one among cable news networks with approximately 2.8 million viewers per day from January 4 through January 10, including 4.2 million in primetime.

MSNBC came in second with 2.3 million viewers per day and 3.8 million in primetime. And in third was Fox News with 1.7 million viewers per day and 3.2 million in primetime.

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This is tough data for the conservative-leaning network. Over the past couple decades Fox has become accustomed to completely dominating the ratings, oftentimes receiving more viewership than CNN and MSNBC combined. Several factors contribute to the fall of Fox, including but not limited to:

  • The death of Roger Ailes in 2017 and subsequent changes in network leadership
  • Their disastrous Election Night coverage on November 3
  • Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden
  • An ostensible effort to distance themselves from Trump
  • A real or perceived softening of their conservatism in general
  • Trump’s public irritation with the network, to the point of telling people to migrate over to Newsmax and One America News Network (OANN)

Fox News has recently announced lineup changes as well. This is standard practice in the cable news industry and may not have much to do with their suffering ratings, though there’s a likely possibility that it does. Fox will be adding an hour-long opinion show in place of Martha MacCallum’s news show “The Story,” which had fallen behind both CNN and MSNBC’s 7pm timeslots after a stretch of being “comfortably ahead in ratings.” The network will also shuffle some of their daytime lineup.

As Joe Biden works through his first 100 days as president, it will be interesting to see how Fox News continues to perform, not only in comparison with CNN and MSNBC, but also with OANN and Newsmax.

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