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After Giving Ann Coulter A Pass For The Same Offenses, “Professor” Sean Hannity Declares Ward Churchill “Mean And Vicious And Hateful” And Unfit To Teach

Reported by Ellen - July 25, 2007 -

FOX News’ political witch hunt against Ward Churchill finally paid off for them yesterday as Churchill was fired from his tenured professorship at the University of Colorado. So agog was FOX News, that they made it the top story on last night’s (7/24/07) Hannity & Colmes, complete with a FOX News alert to make it more dramatic and sound more important. College drop-out Sean Hannity didn’t let his lack of credentials stand in the way of offering “expert” legal and academic opinions. With video.

The sole guest was Churchill’s attorney, David Lane, a News Hounds top dog. I had fully expected to see one of the witch hunters, such as David Horowitz, instead. So Lane was a pleasant surprise. As he did before, Lane was great at articulating his argument and at laughing away Hannity’s bullyboy tactics but he never confronted Hannity on his own hypocrisy and arrogance.

Hannity has never completed college, much less taught at one, but that didn’t stop him from presenting himself as an expert in academic hiring and firing. “He should have been fired,” Hannity said. “I know a lot of people that could do a better job with students.”

Hannity went on to complain about Churchill’s “mean and vicious and hateful” comments about 9/11 victims. Churchill referred to them in a now-famous essay as "little Eichmanns" for carrying out what he saw as the United States’ imperial policies which he likened to those of Nazi bureaucrat Adolf Eichmann.

Funny, but Hannity never complained when Coulter made comparable comments about the 9/11 widows. "These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing bush was part of the closure process. These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much." [from Godless]

In fact, Hannity gave her three nights of free publicity for that God-awful book and even appeared with her at a book signing.

But the newly sensitive Hannity went on to tell Lane, “Your client, based on the meanness and insensitivity… of attacking innocent victims on (sic) 9/11 is not qualified to be a professor anywhere. On that alone, I think he would be fired.”

Hannity put on his lawyer’s cap next and gave his “expert” opinion on Lane’s lawsuit against the University of Colorado. “I don’t even think this case is worthy of going before a jury,” Hannity told Lane. It didn’t look like Lane was going to take Hannity’s word for it.

Counting off on his bullyboy fingers, Hannity made the dubious statement, “Every scholar that has looked at his work, they said he’s plagiarized, he’s made up facts, he’s written sources himself and then cited them independently and he’s done these things repeatedly.”

Anyone want to fact check the “every scholar" claim? I find it suspicious but don’t have the time at the moment.