Portland State Punishes Professor Behind Academic Journal Hoax Papers


Professor Peter Boghossian has been punished by Portland State University for his role in creating a series of fake academic papers that were published in leftist academic journals.

According to a report by Campus Reform, Portland State University announced last week that Professor Peter Boghossian will not be permitted to conduct university-sponsored research as a punishment for his participation in a hoax campaign that was designed to reveal leftist bias in academia.

Breitbart News reported on Boghossian’s efforts to dupe leftist academic journals last year. Working with two other scholars, James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose, Boghossian wrote and submitted a series of preposterous academic papers. One paper focused on “rape culture” between dogs at the park and another paper was a re-written section of Mein Kampf featuring, in this version, vitriol against men. These papers were both accepted for publication by a team of peer-reviewers.

Now, Boghossian is being sanctioned by Portland State University for his role in the hoax. According to officials at the university, the hoax amounts to “research misconduct,” which is defined as “plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification.”


14 Comments on Portland State Punishes Professor Behind Academic Journal Hoax Papers

  1. So Portlandia State got hoisted by it’s own leftard, and is now upset that leftardism is PROVED to be bunko? Does that about sum up the “thought crime” committed here? 😳 😳 😳

  2. He probably did some of the most valuable scholastic research of the past 30 years.

    As I recall, he claims to be a liberal. So just like Mr. Sparkes in Georgia, he will find out how much that will get him.

    Funny how exposing the failures of leftists gets a harsher punishment than the failures themselves.

  3. So, his papers revealing the leftist bias in academia was so good, he is now being punished for it?

  4. remember the Mein Kampf rip … he presented excerpts from it as an academic exercise & review to other ‘professors’ & they all tended to agree w/ it … Surprise!

    @RadiaMatt ~ he seems to identify as a ‘liberal’ in the classical sense, as in The Founders of the US

  5. Meanwhile anyone can fabricate data and produce any bullshit paper supporting global warming, and when exposed, go on their merry way without repercussions.

  6. The punishment makes him even more famous for all the right reasons.

    I know I had forgotten about this obvious badass. Nice to be reminded that the people who punked themselves in the first place, continue to do so with wild abandon


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