Yeah, plagerism, lying, and his leftwingnut alterations of history had nothing to do with his firing.
Background on Churchill in a previous post: http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2007/07/26/churchill-gets-canned/
William Ayers, the former Weather Underground radical whose past made him a lightning rod in the 2008 presidential campaign, said Thursday that fired Colorado professor Ward Churchill became the victim of a “witch hunt” after comparing Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi.
“There’s no doubt in my mind he was persecuted because of his politics,” Ayers said before appearing with Churchill at a student rally on academic freedom at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
……In an essay and a follow-up book, Churchill argued that the (9/11) attacks were a response to a history of U.S. abuses. He said the victims of the World Trade Center collapse were “little Eichmanns,” referring to Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann.
Churchill also used his classroom to spew his ‘creative revisions’ of American history, thus exposing a new generation of college students to some of the most contrived nihilist bullshit on record.
I bet the two of them hook up for a speaking tour.