Discover the Networks
Launched in 2005 the group is connected to David Horowitz who is involved with the similar websites Campus Watch, Jihad Watch, Professors Watch and Media Watch. Horowitz also founded Students For Academic Freedom, a group designed to 'force American universities to adopt quotas for conservative professors as well as monitor the political inclinations of their staff'.
Chair of African American studies at Yale University, Paul Gilroy, was listed by Discover the Networks after speaking at a university-sponsored teach-in on the Iraq war. Gilroy argued that:
- I think the morality of cluster bombs, of uranium-tipped bombs, (of) daisy cutters are shaped by an imperial double standard that values American lives more. adding that (The war seems motivated by) a desire to enact revenge for the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon . . . (It's important) to speculate about the relation between this war and the geopolitical interests of Israel.
- What this Site is About, DiscovertheNetworks.org, accessed 20 June 2011
- Gary Younge, G2: Silence in class: University professors denounced for anti-Americanism; schoolteachers suspended for their politics; students encouraged to report on their tutors. Are US campuses in the grip of a witch-hunt of progressives, or is academic life just too liberal?, The Guardian, 4-April-2006
- Discover the Network, Contact, discoverthenetworks.org, Accessed 20-May-2011