Comments: Rutgers prof uses offensive language to refer to Republicans

Sir, respectfully, you don't get it. Tenure protects this man's academic freedom to engage in a free exploration of alternative ideas. You are clearly trying to censor him.

Ok. I have to stop now. My heart's not in this parody/satire of a liberal/leftest response to this post. Simply, I am totally outraged that this idiot has tenure and thus the freedom to be such a douchebag. Thanks for posting this. It's just disgraceful.

Posted by RP at August 25, 2004 05:35 PM

Wow. I bet his momma and daddy are real proud of the money spent getting junior the vocabulary he has today. Or, something.

Posted by Deb at August 25, 2004 07:27 PM

Actually, the first poster has it right. Tenure will protect this professor.

Oh well.

Posted by Eric Blair at August 25, 2004 08:41 PM

But tenure won't protect the university from the bad press (if there is any).

Posted by Samantha at August 25, 2004 10:51 PM

Tenure does not offer protection for any behavior does it?

Of course knowing the state of the todays educational institutions it figures. This is exactly the same type of mental attatude a lot of todays college graduates have - and not jus towards politics.

Good post.

Posted by Jesse at August 26, 2004 07:14 AM

Just another day in the Garden State.

Posted by Fausta at August 26, 2004 09:44 AM

I really don't think this numbskull needs much more than bad publicity.(Which he should get for years to come.) As long as that type of language does not constitute criminal assault, or intimidation, he should be able to keep his job.

His punishment should be a fine for misconduct.

I called the number below, and the woman who answered said that she had heart "of" the rukus, but hadn't seen the offending remarks. So I read them to her. She laughed with a blush (appropriately) and said that they were looking into some response, but no decision had been made yet.

Posted by Byron R. at August 26, 2004 11:55 AM

Forget about No Child Left Behind. Rutgers' motto seems to be No Expletive Left Behind. Publicity would be the thing. Alumni and parents presumably would not be amused, and their dollars would be withheld. 'Have followed your advice and written the prez.

Posted by Sissy Willis at August 26, 2004 01:18 PM
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