for the right, academic freedom = conservative indoctrination

Fascinating article by Brian Tierney — Attacking the Memory of Workers’ Struggle details the smear campaign against two U. of Missouri labor relations professors, Judy Ancel and Don Giljurn. Footage of their lectures were doctored by Andrew Breitbart (right-wing blogger) to distort their statements. Both almost lost their jobs. Did Andrew Breitbart ever have an ethics class in college? Did he ever go to college? Ah, yes — B.A. in American Studies from Tulane. Tierney writes this:

On one level, this was just another sleazy attack by Breitbart and his cohorts. Recent attacks like this one involved edited videos to disparage ACORN, Shirley Sherrod, Planned Parenthood and NPR – attacks that revealed the vile racism, Islamophobia, and anti-women bigotry that are the bread and butter of right-wing attack dogs like Breitbart and his ilk.

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