The Chronicle of Higher Education has fired our former editorial-page colleague, Naomi Schaefer Riley, for a blog posting on the Chronicle's website that offended 6,500 professors. Well, they're not all professors yet, but they are members of what calls itself the "higher-education community," for which the Chronicle is its trade paper.
As best we can make out, the Chronicle's editor, Liz McMillen, fired Naomi Riley for doing what she was hired to do—provide a conservative point of view about current events in academe alongside the paper's roster of mostly not-conservative academic bloggers. We should point out that Naomi is married to Journal editorial-board member Jason Riley.
The Chronicle has always been a left-leaning journal, but it's now lost all credibility as an objective observer. Instead, it's now just a mouthpiece for the radical academic left.