A LYING LIBERAL PROFESSOR HAS ACTUALLY BEEN CAUGHT! | 2002-11-02
Michael Bellesiles, the history professor who wrote that firearms were rare in early America, has resigned from Atlanta's Emory University after an investigation found he "willingly misrepresented the evidence" in his award-winning book.
Robert A. Paul, interim dean of Emory College, announced that Mr. Bellesiles would resign effective Dec. 31 after 14 years at Emory, and said the university considers "authoritative" an investigative committee's report about charges of research misconduct against Mr. Bellesiles.
This is certainly not the first time a professor has openly lied to support a leftist cause, but I believe it is the first time in history that a professor has actually been PUNISHED for lying to support a leftist cause.
Professor Bellesiles will have no difficulty getting new job, of course. Can you imagine any professor ever getting another job if he had lied AGAINST liberals and been caught at it?
Bellesiles had gotten awards and grants for his new book after making up his facts to back the left on gun control. He was trying to counter research like that of Professor John Lott, who has shown repeatedly that where the people have the right to carry weapons the crime rate goes down.
Once again, like all liberal policies, gun control just does not WORK.
Now wait for respectable conservatives to chorus in about how this is very unusual, and how most liberal professors are honorable and almost never distort the truth.