High Noon for Ward Churchill
Kesher Talk says a watch has begun on Ward Churchill's fate. "The wheels of academic justice grind slowly, and the regents will announce their decision tomorrow, July 24th. Churchill's fans will turn out in force (they hope) to protest what they expect to be a thumbs-down on Churchill's continued employment at Colorado U. The ACLU of Colorado has issued a statement supporting Churchill, casting this controversy as a free speech issue, by minimizing - as do Churchill's other supporters - the charges of academic malfeisance."
It's interesting to contrast this with calls for Mitt Romney to apologize. He is being criticized for posing with a sign that said "No to Osama, Obama and Chelsea’s Moma." Hot Air asks, 'what, no Bush=Hitler?'. If Bush-Hitler type criticism is a protected by Free Speech, why is posing by a fairly innocuous sign outrageous? Maybe because speech and truth has become tribal, as the previous post has argued.