Conservative students more informed than liberals 'because they have to be,' Phillips says

  • Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips joined Fox & Friends to discuss his latest video.
  • Phillips contrasted how conservative students are able to defend their beliefs versus their liberal counterparts.

Fresh off the debut of his latest Campus Reform video in which he spoke with conservative students at Liberty University in Virginia, Cabot Phillips joined Fox & Friends Monday morning to discuss the conversations he had on the private, evangelical college campus. While Phillips typically travels to liberal college campuses, he decided to switch it up to find out how conservatives defend their views versus how liberals defend theirs. As it turned out, the contrast between the two was stark. 

Phillips noted that having been on hundreds of campuses, most of them liberal, he's seen a "growing trend" among conservative students. 

"If you're conservative in America today, you're consistently having to push back..."   

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"[Conservative students] are more informed than their liberal counterparts because they have to be," Phillips said. "If you're conservative in America today, you're consistently having to push back against the media, against your professors, and oftentimes against society as a whole so you end up knowing really well why you believe what you do and how to defend and articulate those beliefs." 

Phillips then contrasted those observations with how liberal students are able to defend their views.

"Sadly, many liberal students, because they're intellectually coddled in America they don't have to really arm themselves with facts and statistics and so young conservatives are oftentimes more engaged and more knowledgable about their beliefs," Phillips said. 

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Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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