These days, political correctness seems to dominate academia and university life to such a laughable extent that comedian Chris Rock won’t even perform on college campuses. As an aside (and then on to Yahoo), here’s a very recent example of PC run amok, although we at Bud Fox News desperately hope it’s a tall tale: At Pamona College in Claremont, CA, the student government association (“ASPC”) voted against funding Pamona’s participation in a party called “Mudd Goes Madd” that was being planned for all five schools in the Claremont consortium (Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College) because the party’s name is offensive. According to the Claremont Independent, one of the student hosts for the event released a statement that she received from the ASPC; it included the following passage:
We are disappointed at your choice of the name for the event, as well as your rationale for allowing the name ‘Mudd Goes Madd.’ Your disregard of the concerns of the mental health community and their allies trivializes the issues that we deem extremely important to our community. Further, the exclusion of the mental health community in the discussion of allowing the event name is inappropriate.
Chris Rock won’t be playing Pamona any time soon.
If NYU is anywhere near as sensitive as Pamona, then on September 9, NYU Marketing Professor Scott Galloway, looking and sounding a bit like Bruce Willis, put a bull’s eye on his back (and guaranteed himself a first ballot entry into the Bud Fox News’ Plain Talkers Hall of Fame) when he said the following about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer:
I think Marissa Mayer is the most overpaid CEO in history right now…A CEO who has made some of the worst acquisitions in the history of tech…If she hadn’t announced she was pregnant with twins, she’d be out of a job within six months…She got a reprieve from death row because she’s pregnant with twins. I realize how awful that sounds, but she’s going to go down as the most overpaid CEO in history,..We should put a bullet in the head of the story called Yahoo. It’s time to euthanize this thing.