These three topics may not seem to have anything in common – unless you do a Google News search for “Mark Grabowski.” They were among issues related to the recent presidential election that the professor and pundit commented on.
Grabowski, an Adelphi University communications professor, was widely cited by the national, regional and local news media, including CBS, CNBC, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Newsday, Christian Science Monitor, The Oklahoman, Tallahassee Democrat, Deseret News, Pocono Record, Bedford Times-Mail, Somerset Daily American, Connect Statesboro, Philadelphia magazine and popular political blogs, such as InstaPundit. In addition, he opined on the election in his regular column in the Washington Examiner, which is also syndicated in dozens of newspapers from New York to California.
While Grabowski was called on to offer insights on popular topics, such as the debates, WikiLeaks and Trump’s controversial tape, he also weighed in on some of the election’s more zany topics.
For example, he said social media calls to boycott Yuengling after the brewer’s owner indicated he supported Trump were “ridiculous … virtue signaling.” He also discovered a spurious relationship between presidential election outcomes and Eagles’ games, which was reported on by several media outlets.
Grabowski can always be counted on to provide a colorful quote.
When asked about the impact of social media on presidential debates, Grabowski told the Christian Science Monitor: "Instead of having some 55-year-old journalist telling us who won the debate after it's over, we can use social media and get a pulse of what the public thinks as it's happening -- which is a lot more important."
On the Electoral College controversy, he utilized a baseball analogy: “It would be patently unfair to change the rules now, after the election," he told the Pocono Record. "That would be like making the Cleveland Indians co-World Series Champions because, even though they lost more games, they scored as many runs as the Cubs.”
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