Posted by Christopher Johnson | Thursday, March 5th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Real terrorist defends fake Indian:

William Ayers, the former Weather Underground radical whose past made him a lightning rod in the 2008 presidential campaign, said Thursday that fired Colorado professor Ward Churchill became the victim of a “witch hunt” after comparing Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi.

“There’s no doubt in my mind he was persecuted because of his politics,” Ayers said before appearing with Churchill at a student rally on academic freedom at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Churchill was a tenured professor of ethnic studies at Colorado University until he was fired on plagiarism charges in July 2007. He denies misconduct and is soon due to go to court in an attempt to get his job back.

University spokesman Bronson Hilliard called Ayers’ allegation “absolute nonsense.” He said Churchill was fired because of proven research misconduct, not his statements.

10 Comments to SYNERGY

Christopher Hathaway
March 5, 2009

Sometimes there are witches. No one really had to go hunting to find Churchill’s villainy. He might as well have jumped up and down screaming, “I’m a witch! I dare you to burn me!”

We also persecuted Hitler because of his “politics”.

James Pawlak
March 5, 2009

William Ayers and Jane Fonda should be reminded that there is no “statute of limitations” for treason. If my path should cross his or hers,I will arrest them for that crime AND use such force as is necessary to effect that action.

The Little Myrmidon
March 5, 2009

Ayers and Churchill will become victims now. Martyrs even. Churchill, because he was let go by CO U, and Ayers by association. No one will listen to the facts in the case. Facts are soooo boring.

March 5, 2009

If only rank stupidity were grounds for dismissal.

Steve Teague
March 5, 2009

The Episcopal Church might want to keep them in mind if they need any new Bishops. They sound like they would fit right in.

Mary Margaret
March 5, 2009

Amusingly enough, Archbishop Chaput really IS a native american. Oh, so is Bishop James Conley, his auxiliary. Sometimes, life is just really funny!

March 6, 2009

Churchill drew attention because of his statements, but once people started looking at his “scholarship,” the jig was up. If he’d been a decent scholar being a loudmouth wouldn’t have injured him at all.

Peter C.
March 6, 2009

I’m surprised Ward Churchill isn’t in the Obama administration as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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March 8, 2009

This whole Ayers business has been painful to me personally. I am a loyal alumnus of the University of Illinois (Arts & Sciences ’84; Law ’87–however, of the “main” or “flagship” Champaign campus, not the Chicago campus. But my wife and brother-in-law both graduated from the medical school on the Chicago campus, where Ayers teaches). Over the years, I have supported the University financially. However, the association with Ayers has been so distressing to me personally that late last year, for the first time in many years, I declined to make any financial commitment to the University. I have not yet written to the Foundation to explain my position, but probably should do so, so they don’t write it off to some plausible, but wrong, explanation, such as the Current Economic Unpleasantness. The fact is, I see Ayers’ current positions as being so toxic to our system of govenment and the underpinnings of our society that I cannot, in good conscience, send any money to an institution that supports Ayers financially.

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