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Comedian Jay Mohr Condemns ‘Garbage’ Fresno State Professor for Celebrating Barbara Bush’s Death

Comedian Jay Mohr came out swinging against Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar this week after she celebrated Barbara Bush’s death in a series of tweets.

Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar is facing a backlash this week over a series of tweets she posted in celebration of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s death.

“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F**k outta here with your nice words,” Jarrar tweeted on Tuesday.

In another tweet, Jarrar said that the news made her “happy” because Barbara Bush’s death likely made George W. Bush upset.

In a tweet directed at Fresno State President Joseph Castro, comedian Jay Mohr called for Jarrar to be fired for her tweets. “COWARD,” he wrote. “I’m a comedian, huge free speech advocate. Randa Jarrar should be fired 4 her sheer arrogance. A garbage person that cannot possibly be shielded through your terrible +weak PC
statement today. Protecting her hate isn’t why you make 300k a year.”

Mohr currently hosts the popular Mohr Stories podcast.

An analysis published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education(FIRE) explained that it would be unconstitutional for Fresno State, a public institution, to publish Jarrar for her tweets.

“Fresno State correctly acknowledges that Jarrar’s tweets were made as a private citizen. As such, and because they touched upon a matter of public concern, Jarrar’s tweets are unquestionably protected speech under the First Amendment and Fresno State has no power to censor, punish, or terminate Jarrar for them,” Adam Steinbaugh wrote.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education explains that there is a long precedent in the courts that establishes that employees of government institutions may not be disciplined for speech.

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  1. Mary E. Wambach

    April 20, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I agree with Jay Mohr. The comments made were extremely cruel, badly timed, and published with a nasty side-note that the professor is tenured and thus cannot be penalized. This is a horrible example of First Amendment Rights. The University would wise to revisit their policies for all professional staff in regard to public/media comments that name and involve the University. Many corporations have already drafted policies that prohibit use of the corporate name in any personal commentary.

  2. Sue P

    April 20, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    She can say whatever she likes OFF CAMPUS, BUT NOT IN FRONT OF STUDENTS !! Teach the subject you were hired to teach, not your personal opinions.

  3. jetsby

    April 20, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Under the circumstance, I would NEVER encourage my children or any others in my umbrella of care to attend such a college as Fresno State! Horrible example of tolerance here!! Shame on Randa Jarrar and more shame on Fresno State!!!

  4. jimmy zwwer

    April 20, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Horrible college,went there for 3 years, roaches in the kitchen, professors were incompetent. I will never donate to Fresno any more.

  5. Johnnie

    April 20, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I really thought that with the news the first night, people from all sides, were sending sympathy words, that this death would be words of sympathy and civility. Then this so called Professor had to be hateful. Did these ugly remarks make her feel better? I do believe in free speech, but it is obvious, this Professor was not taught respect, and a time to speak and a time to be QUITE. As for as her job, she should not be spreading her hate in the classrooms. Some type of punishment is in order, no pay for several months, to be fired.

  6. Michael Ksen

    April 20, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    All to typical to what is being taught, professed in public schools and to think I pay property taxes to fund this make me sick.
    We retired tradesmen need to get on and support the election of other reasonable people to the school boards.

  7. John

    April 20, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    She should be fired.

    But everyone needs to remember that the First Amendment protects you from the government it is not a get out of jail free card with your employer.

    Everyone also needs to realize that people like Randa Jarrar think free speech only applies to speech with which they agree.

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