Thursday, May 5, 2011
Third Tier Diarrhea: Robert Morse, Director of “Data Research” at US News & World Report
Have you ever flushed a pile of waste down the commode, just to see a little nugget of excrement float to the top? Perhaps, you have walked into a public restroom stall – after someone left a mess in the bowl. Some inconsiderate pig decided that it would be cool to leave his waste for the next person – and now you must hold your nose and flush. (In many cases, it is better to walk away and put this nightmare out of your mind.) In essence, US News & World Report left a foul substance in the commode.
As you can see, I pushed the handle on this bitch back on February 25, 2011.
The cockroach re-surfaced and I had to flush his ass down the toilet again on March 20, 2011. This is one stubborn piece of waste, huh?! This being the case, it has made yet another appearance. David Segal, the NYT reporter who wrote “Is Law School a Losing Game?,” follows up that effort with a look at the merit-based scholarship scam. On page 5, Segal quotes the waste pile:
“Why is merit scholarship retention not part of the U.S. News data haul? “The main reason is that we haven’t thought about it,” said Robert Morse, who oversees the rankings. “It’s not a great answer, but it’s an honest answer.”
Then Mr. Morse thought about it.
“This isn’t meant to be sarcastic,” he said, “but these students are going to law school and they need to learn to read the fine print.” [Emphasis mine]
Hey, Pussy Boy Morse. This isn’t meant to be sarcastic, but you truly are a piece of trash, and a tool of the “higher education” industry. You do not care about the fact that law schools manipulate their employment placement rates and starting salary figures. In fact, you claimed that schools provide accurate info to your rag. (We are not talking about the one you place and remove from between your legs, Bob.) I’ll bet you sleep like a baby at night, knowing that you play a role in students becoming financially crippled by NON-DISCHARGEABLE student debt.
By the way, thanks for taking up space on this blog, ass-clown. I have other schools to profile. Seeing that you keep floating to the rim, I have decided to take out a plunger and shove your face and ass down the commode. (Perhaps, the problem is that Robert Morse is a used tampon.)
As of March 13, 2011, Brian Kelly, Editor of US News, was urging law schools to furnish better employment data. Yet, Pussy Bob Morse, as recently as December 29, 2010, moronically claimed that law schools were providing accurate data to his magazine.
The duplicitous Robert Morse, in his own words:
“The fact that Professor Bell was able to duplicate our methodology by using law school data he obtained directly from the ABA proves that the U.S. News rankings process is very transparent and can be duplicated using publicly available data. This exercise also establishes that U.S. News is calculating and weighting the ranking variables as stated in the posted methodology. Users of our law school rankings can be confident that the results are correct given the weights and rankings variables that U.S. News has chosen.” [Emphasis mine]
Too bad, Segal’s January 8, 2011 piece blew this arrogant turd out of the (toilet) water. Hey, moron. Simply because the schools reported the same info to the ABA and US News - making it possible for a “law professor” to duplicate your rankings - DOES NOT mean that your methodology is correct! Let’s try to employ some logic here, Pussy Boy. (Try not to have a stroke in the process, bitch.) If a husband is beating the hell out of his wife - but tells everyone that he is not doing so, and everyone takes him at his word – does this mean that he is not abusing his spouse?!?!
“The new standards would also require law schools to report many different employment rates based on disaggregated data that would separate out full-time and part-time jobs where bar passage is required and a J.D. is preferred; other professional and non-professional jobs; and whether the job is law-school funded. This would be in sharp contrast to the one aggregated employment rate for both full and part-time legal and non-legal jobs that is currently used. It would also require schools to report salary data by many job types, which would be more detailed than the one overall salary figure for private and public sector jobs that is currently available.” [Emphasis mine]
If the schools were already furnishing solid and accurate data, why was there a need for the ABA to request that they provide better reporting on placement rates, Vagina Bob?!?!
Brian Leiter, “law professor” at the University of Chicago, also flushed this piece of trash down the drain:
“[US News] combines too many factors, in an inexplicable formula, and much of the underlying data isn't reliable, and some of it (e.g., expenditures on secretarial salaries and electriciy) isn't even relevant. You all know this. So don't report it. The fact that this garbage appears in what used to be a major 'news' magazine doesn't change the fact that it is garbage.”
In the final analysis, Robert Morse is a despicable pile of excrement. If he had ANY integrity - one scintilla of honor or decency - Morse would stand up and state, "These rankings are pure nonsense. We pulled them out of our ass, under the guise of scientific research and data collection. The fact is some graduates from top 10 law schools cannot find legal jobs. Do you think you will have a shot in hell of landing such a position, coming out of the 141st ranked law school in the country?"
Posted by Nando at 5:47 AM