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June 7, 2006

Juan Cole Denied Position At Yale For Criticizing Bush Policies

-- by Dave Johnson

Remember when MSNBC's Ashleigh Banfield spoke out against the way the media was covering Iraq. Then, later WorldNetDaily: NBC News dumps Ashleigh Banfield. The reason the far-rght WorldNetDaily trumpets it is because they want the point driven home - -you criticize == you lose your job. MSNBC caved to the far-right. Suppose you want a career in media, want to rise up, want to buy (or keep) a house and car, have health insurance etc., how does your brain digest this news?

And today, Middle East Wars Flare Up At Yale: Controversial academic shot down for appointment; was campaign against him politically motivated?

When Cole’s potential hiring became publicly known, several of his detractors, including the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Rubin and Washington Times columnist Joel Mowbray, took various steps to protest the decision. They wrote op-ed pieces in various publications and Mowbray went as far as to send a letter to a dozen of Yale’s major donors, many of whom are Jewish, urging them to call the university and protest Cole’s hiring.

... “The articles published in the Yale Standard, the New York Sun, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, and the Washington Times, as part of what was clearly an orchestrated campaign, contained made-up quotes, inaccuracies, and false charges,” he said.

Yale caved to the far-right. Suppose you want a career in academia, want to rise up, want to buy (or keep) a house and car, have health insurance etc., how does your brain digest this news?

We remember McCarthyism as a dark period because people were smeared and denied jobs because of thier political beliefs.

Posted by Dave Johnson at June 7, 2006 12:08 PM

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They've gone after Armando on DailyKos, too. He may give up blogging because of their efforts to out him. [More on my blog in about 5 minutes.]

Posted by: Lis Riba [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 8, 2006 3:55 AM

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