Skip to comments.[Ward 'Little Eichmanns' Churchill] Firing Back
Posted on 07/28/2007 11:33:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
He will go down in history as the guy who called the victims of September 11 little Eichmannsa reference to the notorious Nazi bureaucrat who helped ship hundreds of thousands of Jews to concentration camps. Ward Churchills comment, included in a long-forgotten essay dug up by an enterprising journalism student, stirred a national debate about the power of unpopular wordsand the proper consequences for those who use them.
But the saga of the tenured University of Colorado ethnic studies professor grew more complicated in 2006, after allegations surfaced that Churchill had plagiarized, falsified or misrepresented some of his other scholarly work (Churchill denies any wrongdoing). An investigation was launched, and a panel of peers pored over his work. By May 2006, the panel had reached some damning conclusions, saying some of Churchills questionable writings fell into the category of academic misconduct. But the five-person panel was split on whether Churchill should be fired. That didnt stop University of Colorado President Hank Brown from recommending to the schools elected Board of Regents that Churchill, an extremely popular teacher on campus, be terminated. On Tuesday, the Board voted 8 to 1 to do just that.
Churchill calls his dismissal nothing short of a free-speech witch hunt. Brown calls Churchills criticism a smoke screen. The battle isnt over. The morning after his firing, the professor filed a lawsuit in Denver district court, saying his dismissal was retaliatoryand a violation of his free speech. He spoke with NEWSWEEKs Jim Moscou about what he calls the conspiracy against himand explains why he still stands by the phrase that struck hard at the countrys soul.
NEWSWEEK: Any regrets over calling 9/11 victims little Eichmanns?
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...
8 to 1 - Ward would you please just FOAD. And I didn’t even get to vote.
Why should I aggravate my hypertension by reading this article?
Newsweek/MSNBC gives him five whole pages to rebut his critics and spread his lies. That’s the real story, IMHO.
He says: “And its about time we stop pretending that Americans are in a completely different analytical category from everyone else in the world, and are somehow exempt from the consequences of their actions.”
Yeah, that’s only for cruel dullards like you who like to cheap-shot victims of terrorism.
Why do disgusting windbags like Churchill get an audience? I only heard him speak once. I think he was being interviewed by Sean Hannity or some other talking head. The guy was the most uneloquent, ignorant sounding buffoon I’ve ever heard. It wasn’t just the content of his comments. The delivery was horrible. Worse than W actually.
Just wonder how many THOUSANDs of nasty little turds like Churchill are infiltrated into our Universities.
What gets me is how someone with only a masters degree becomes a department head at a major university? Because he claimed to be an Indian? That would’ve been easily disproven by checking with officials at the tribe he claimed to belong to. IIRC, they said he was NOT a native American, and no tribe could be found that would claim him.
had the weirdest , stringy , ratty looking hair in the entire
history of professordom . And that’s saying alot!
as the pseudo celebrity with the worst possible teeth , must be from living out on the Reservation so long
who exuded egotism and arrogance to levels only exceeded by Cindy Sheehan
was eventually discovered dead drunk in a ditch,in the middle of winter ,with a bottle of cheap whiskey still half consumed
Oh no , wait! That was Ira Hays ,a native American who was vastly superior to Ward Churchill
You're next Hillary.
“Churchill calls his dismissal nothing short of a free-speech witch hunt.”.....sorry numbnuts...you have used your position of tenure as a podium for radical leftist thought and finally for which no one wants to listen to.....
Why not fire him for calling for terrorist action in the US?
Here we have a tenured professor who cant string together a coherent sentence.
NEWSWEEK: Any regrets over calling 9/11 victims little Eichmanns? Ward Churchill: No. I never have any particular regrets about calling things by their right name.
White man say: MOONBAT!
He doesn’t even have the balls to hang himself to show us just how wrong we are.....
WOW. After reading this - I’ve never heard such paranoia! The reporter questions him about the committee firing him - he says they were out to get him, almost all conservative, etc, Then he’s challenged about the peer reviews. Oh, well, he doesn’t define the reviewers as “peers” and says they were hand picked ahead of time and were biased against him. He also peppers his obtuse and rude answers with comparisons to blacks on trial by white juries in the 1950’s, native Americans, insults Italian explorers. About the only oppressed group he overlooked, near as I can tell, were the Chinese railroad workers in the 1800’s.
I guess everyone in Colorado just wakes up in the morning trying to figure out how to get ol’ Ward Churchill. People spend their days conspiring against him, researching the scholars they know will find fault with him. They must sit down to dinner every night with their families, brainstorming on how to prevent any possibility of him getting a fair shake. He seems convinced, too that if anyone disagrees with him for any reason, that it just supports his claims. They’re out to get him!
I now understand that everything throughout history is about one man: Ward Churchill. Is there any form of suffering he hasn’t co-opted? Slavery, sweatshops, genocide, disease, toothaches, restless leg syndrome, ALL of it is reflected in Ward’s struggle. Sorry for the rant, I just can’t understand how freaks like this get jobs like his and are considered “scholars”.
“had the weirdest , stringy , ratty looking hair in the entire history of professordom/”
Before saying something like this get around the block at least twice.
Here's a clue: It's been going on since the 1920's. And they've been helping each other, and getting help from people like Moscow Centre and their agents of influcence. I.F. Stone, for example -- a Stalinist. Susan Sontag -- another one. Lots of high-class, hard-core Communist intellectuals -- I'm sorry, make that progressives, their own word for Stalin's men -- sitting around drawing rooms in New York, bad-mouthing the rest of us, ice-picking conservatives in the back, and generally plotting America's demise.
Louis Budenz told us in the 50's that Columbia was Red: but that was an old accusation, broached already 15 years earlier by other Red defectors. So was Indiana University (where, by the way, Alfred Kinsey had his fortress in the 30's and 40's, and invited in people like gay curators from highbrow New York museums to "participate" in his deeply-probing investigation into child sexuality) at Bloomington, back in the 30's; I remember my Indiana relatives talking about IU back in the 50's.
Does that give you an idea?
The interesting thing about lawsuits is that everybody gets to put all of their cards on the table. I suspect that we will all get to see what an ignorant ass this fool is.
Is that rich or what? Newsweek gave him a chance to repeat his original slur -- and he did!
At some point, Newsweek begins to share liability, if there is any, for Churchill's libelous remarks.
Their solicitude is bad enough -- five pages?!
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