But like a moth to a flame, Dr. Block, Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, can not resist talking to them--and, of course, in return, they continue to treat him as though he were one of the ugliest moths known to man the Carolina Sphinx moth.
Dr. Block reports:
[R]ecently, two reporters for this “Newspaper of Record” asked to do an interview with me on Donald Trump. I first asked my lawyers about this, and they gave the ok, provided I acquainted these new journalists with my pending law suit. I did so, and then did an interview with him/them. As one of the founding members of Libertarians for Trump (firstname.lastname@example.org) I certainly supported the Donald’s candidacy for president, and made it very clear that others of my background (economics professors, PhDs, academics at universities, business school faculty), did so too.-RW
And yet, this sentence appeared in the subsequent story:
“I’ve also found next to no support for Trump among economists and business-school professors, a group that included a large contingent of Romney supporters in 2012. Among academic economists, I could find only one: Peter Navarro of the University of California, Irvine, a longtime critic of Chinese trade practices”
So, I wrote this to the journalists:
But, I’m an economist, and a b school prof.
Needless to say, neither of them had the courtesy to even reply to me, let alone make amends for their erroneous reporting. Are we seeing a pattern here?