In his haste to publish a challenge to the University of Colorado's proposal to endow a chair in conservative thought, Dr. Stanley Fish perpetuated the false "data" propagandized by conservatives. Here are some corrections from a letter to the Boulder Daily Camera by Mr. Mike Preston:
- By consulting just Boulder County voter-registration lists to search for Republicans, Rozek skipped those who live outside of the county. In addition, some faculty are not registered (such as citizens of other countries), and others are Independents. One cannot simply subtract the 23 identified Republicans from 823 faculty and imply that the remaining 800 are Democrats.
- Rozek did not include in his report all of the faculty at CU-Boulder. He skipped over the faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Music, and others. By excluding these he further biased his results.