My essays often challenge the liberal status quo of academia. So I usually expect that they will cause a little bit of a stir.
But in the case of my recent piece on linguistic diversity, I assumed that I was taking a fairly mainstream position.
It had slipped my mind that conservatives love to troll academic news websites!
The Washington Free Beacon wrote a piece in response to my essay, complete with a salacious headline that dishonestly characterizes my position.