Thursday, May 26, 2005

Horowitz discusses Brooklyn College professor on O'Reilly Factor, prof called religious people "moral retards"

I can't remember who said it, but in the classic film The Music Man--either Marcellus Washburn (Buddy Hackett) or lovable rascal Henry Hill (Robert Preston) referred to Brooklyn as the "City of Churches." The Music Man was set in 1912, years before the arrival of Timothy Shortell.

As touted in the previous post, David Horowitz appeared on Fox News' O'Reilly Factor tonight, the guest host was John Kasich.

Horowitz talked mainly about Timothy Shortell a Brooklyn College professor who's just been elected to head the college's sociology department.

This appeared in the New York Daily News earlier this week:

"Shortell has written in an online academic publication that the devout "are an ugly, violent lot. In the name of their faith, these moral retards are running around pointing fingers."

Horowitz mentioned that as a department head, Professor Shortell will have a strong say in which professors get hired in the sociology department at Brooklyn.

What this means to me is that the loony left will perpetuate itself there. And Brooklyn College is not unique, Horowitz warned.

Brooklyn College can't be all bad, they had the sense, according to Alan Dershowitz, to fire Norman Finkelstein.

In addition to Front Page Magazine, Horowitz maintains another site worth visiting, Students for Academic Freedom.

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