HERNDON, VA -
Young America's Foundation's 20th annual "Commencement Speakers
Survey" reveals that 62 liberal speakers-and only
17 conservatives-are scheduled to speak or have already spoken at
the 2012 commencement ceremonies for the top 100 universities as
listed by U.S. News and World Report.
Star-studded examples of imbalance include Newark, New Jersey
Mayor Cory Booker speaking at his alma mater, Yale
University, Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell
University. Big government Mayor of New York City Michael
Bloomberg will speak at Stanford University, House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will keynote at
the University of California-Davis School of Law's commencement,
Oprah Winfrey is speaking to Harvard
University, and Vice President Joe Biden will give
graduates one last dose of liberalism at the University of
Liberal media will be all over college campuses this spring,
too. The New York Times staff will be present at
four commencements nationwide, including Syracuse University and
Indiana University. A plethora of other liberal journalists,
including PBS host Gwen Ifill, are addressing
graduates. For perspective on the overwhelming bias, News Corp.,
which owns Fox News, the number-one ranked cable news station and
The Wall Street Journal, the newspaper with the largest
circulation in the county, has zero personalities speaking this
To see the full list, please click here.
To be identified as "liberal" or "conservative" for the survey,
speakers must have publicly supported ideological causes through
speaking, writing, serving in public office, commentating, or
While these liberals indoctrinate college students, conservative
voices are being silenced. Neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin
Carson, who has risen to national fame for his criticism
of this administration's leftist policies, was banned from speaking
at Johns Hopkins University by an online petition from liberal
President Obama, who has been on a college
campus one out of nine days since taking office, according to an
ongoing Foundation study, will be giving three commencement
speeches this spring, including at Ohio State University where he
challenged the students to "reject" voices who are critical of his
big government policies.
Young America's Foundation's Ron
Robinson noted, "As tuition and student loan debt
grow at historic rates, what are students getting for their money?
An education from leftist professors that-combined with the Obama
administration's policies-has left 53 percent of recent grads
unemployed or underemployed. These commencement speakers are just
the icing on higher education's indoctrination cake."
Download the full survey
here (YAF.org). For more information on the survey or to request an interview,
please call Adam Tragone at (800) USA-1776.
UPDATE: ***FOX News Radio's Todd Starnes has covered the survey.