NYU Professor and Former Leftist: Nothing Comes Close to Personal Invective, Insults, and Degrading Imagery of the Left

Michael Rectenwald is a professor at New York University (NYU).

On Tuesday The O’Reilly Factor tweeted out a podcast featuring Professor Rectenwald. The NYU professor spoke about the dangerous radicalism dominating US campuses.

Far left Twitter users immediately hurled vile insults at Rectenwald following the mention by O’Reilly.

Rectenwald responded:

Later Rectenwald posted on the vile attacks on Facebook.

Rectenwald wrote:

I don’t want to reproduce the putrid and vile character of this attack, but I will say this: Today’s “Left” is rife with the most obscene, abusive, nasty, spiritually ugly and utterly unethical, hypocritical and fanatically horrible people I’ve ever encountered in my 58 years on earth.

When I was a left-liberal activist and founder of Citizens for Legitimate Government after the first GWB Bush “election,” I routinely received hate email from right-wingers. They were routinely mean-spirited.

But now that I am a critic of the Left, nothing from the past comes close to the kind of personal invective, baseless insults, vilely degrading language and imagery that I was barraged with from these Leftists — and all because I critiqued an IDEOLOGY and its mechanisms, and critiqued the hypocrisy of today’s illiberal leftists.

The Left has utterly and completely lost its way and I no longer want anything to do with it.

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