Doug MacEachern Regurgitates Glenn Beck's Leftovers, Ward Churchill Responds

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Glenn Beck-wannabe Doug MacEachern

The Arizona Republic's Doug MacEachern continues to prove himself a shrill, conspiratorial wuss, one so unoriginal, he has to ape Glenn Beck, of all people.

In his latest misleading ditty about ethnic studies, MacEachern practically pops a vein informing all and sundry that Ward Churchill, the controversial former Colorado professor, who's been pilloried for his post-9/11 comments about the victims in the Twin Towers, was present when student activists took over a Tucson Unified School District board meeting. (The students did this in protest of plans to make ethnic studies a non-core elective.)

That info has been out there for a while in different forms. Hell, even Mother Mags over at the tres liberal Daily Kos noted Churchill's presence the day after the students chained themselves to the chairs of TUSD board members, ending the meeting before it began.

Wingnut wackjob Glenn Beck also did a segment on Churchill being there a couple of weeks ago. MacEachern's basically regurgitating Beck's leftovers, serving up Churchill's presence as "evidence" of a commie plot.

Churchill was present, therefore he organized the thing? Nice logic, there, Doug. Now we know why you're on the Rep's editorial board and get paid a hefty salary to sit in your cubicle and do a job one of these Tucson kids could do with their iPhones.

I e-mailed Churchill about the non-flap. He replied, thus:

"I happened to be in Tucson for other reasons when the protest occurred and, being fully in agreement with what the students/local community were/are trying to accomplish, showed up simply as a gesture of support and solidarity. There's no more to it than that.

"Efforts to portray my participation as that of an `organizer' are on the same level as Jan Brewer's oft-repeated claim that the southern Arizona countryside was littered with decapitated corpses (remember that one?), and other such right-wing spew, i.e.: They bear no affirmative relationship to reality. More bluntly stated, they add up to a bold-faced lie."

Why was Churchill in Tucson? He informed me that he has deep ties to the community:

"Both my daughter and my son-in-law attend the U of A. One of my aunts resides in a Tucson nursing home, and a cousin has lived just outside of town for the past 25 years or so. Finally, one of my nieces is currently stationed at Ft. Huachuca.

"This is aside from the fact that I've been coming in and out of Tucson on a pretty regular basis since the early-80s, and have a fair number of friends thereabouts."

Why didn't MacEachern bother to contact Churchill? The same reason he doesn't bother to visit TUSD's ethnic studies classes or talk with the program's students: It wouldn't back up his hysterical accusations.

(Ironically, the video Beck, MacEachern and others draw from, was shot by none other than lefty Three Sonorans blogger David Abie Morales, who could run rings around MacEachern intellectually. Would love to see them debate over the issue. Morales'd wipe the floor with him.)

Has the Rep's official moss-eared alter kocker ever had to report fact one in his entire freaking life? MacEachern also claims that "witnesses" have seen a U of A Mexican American Studies professor "shepherding" student activists and feeding them talking points.

Gee, think if he ever peeled himself away from his seat, drove down to Tucson and attended a TUSD meeting himself, MacEachern could be his own "witness"? A witless witness, for sure, but then he wouldn't have to rely on others for accounts of something he could go see for himself.

The Churchill sighting is about as important as MacEachern discovering another liver spot on his withered claw, though in MacEachern's ancient skull, he thinks he's discovered the Pumpkin Papers

As Bugs Bunny liked to say, "What a maroon!"


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El gringo guero
El gringo guero

Why does everybody reply to this Bobby idiot. He writes about HS kids yet he can't even spell!Jerry Feldner

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 Nothing substantive said by the side show freaks. That's not a surprise. Where is your evidence that ethnic studies classes are causing an insurrection? Come on, goobers - put up ,or quit talking your shit.

Bobby
Bobby

Ward Churchill,  the lying far leftist idiot who has been posing as an American Indian his whole sorry life? Is that the type of people you open borders clowns on this forum refer to. My Lord, are you a sorry bunch.

DemMessage CenterAZ
DemMessage CenterAZ

MacEachern once worked for the Mesa Tribune, but that organization often required its writers to think for themselves. I'm sure Doug is far more comfortable at the Republic where individual thought is replaced by corporate group-think, journalistic enterprise is replaced by regurgitating hearsay and quoting JD Hayworth passes as research.

Shawna
Shawna

What some people call radicalized students I call participation in the democratic process.  What I call a lazy, un-American bigot others call Doug MacEachern.

MadRaven72
MadRaven72

Didn't MacEachern used to work for NT? Was he always a douchey wingnut or was that something that happened later on?

Bobby
Bobby

I guess it's not Dennis. Must be a blond illegal alien. Have a nice day amigo.

Bobby
Bobby

I had a Mexican buddy in high school that dyed his hair blond, but only in the summer. We used to surf together at Huntington Beach and Bolsa Chica. Is it you Dennis?

Bobby
Bobby

I don't know about an insurrection. But anyone could see that some of the "debates" that have already occured, had the pro-ethnic studies side exhibiting their usual violent selves. Come on sir, Isabel Garcia and her ilk would literally destroy Arizona to achieve their goals. She and others have been at this kind of crap for years. Raul Grijalva, a short while ago, wanted to economically Nuke  Arizona's business owners over 1070. Anything can happen with fanatics like these. Stop acting so clueless. Ethnic websites have advocated this crap for the southwest states for years, and it's disingenous of you to pretend otherwise.

Kit Carson
Kit Carson

I don't know any open border supporters, clowns or other wise, but setting aside your insults for the moment, the point of the article is the exact opposite of what you claim.

The point of the article is that Churchill is not part of the pro-education group, he is not part of its leadership, he is not an organizer of the student protests.

So, having brought you up to speed on what the article is about, what is your next bit of faux-outrage? 

Bobby
Bobby

What you call anti-whtie bigots, I call people that are sick and tired of being an ATM machine for Mexico's corruption and poverty.

Tina
Tina

No, he worked for the Mesa Tribune.

RascalKing
RascalKing

I'm guessing NT isn't proud of that fact... 

TeoBuneo
TeoBuneo

Your asscheeks are flapping around your neck again with your hilarious hypocrisy and mindless lies. Isabel and Raul have done more good for the people and the state of Arizona than you poor delusional fool could ever even contemplate. You claim to have worked all your life, but also claim to be the most popular guy in high school which tends to indicate that you are an unemployed dropout living with your folks because you can't or will not find a job. So you blame Mexicans for your own complete lack of intellectual heft and inability to get a job. Go soak your head, maybe you can wash off some of the racist crap you carry around with you.

Bobby
Bobby

Kit, don't bullshit a bullshitter. You know damn well that the majority of people that post here go ballistic over anyone, be it Arapio, Pearce, etc., that try to do something about the borders and illegal immigration. Please. In fact this forum's main topic, in one form or another, is about why Arizonan's want to protect their borders and how every single method they try is wrong, according to the majority that blog here.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Don't answer him, it's a waste of time and effort. He/she doesn't listen or think about things. He/she is a confused, obsessive one-trick pony who jumps to conclusions, bases his/her beliefs on extreme, discredited positions and has nothing valid to say about anything that is discussed on this forum. He/she has no knowledge of Arizona other than what he reads on the Internet. He/she is simply a little troll who spews.

When is the last time the Republic was a credible newspaper? The mid-70s, when Don Bolles was shaking the trees? The only newspaper with stones in the Valley- or this state, as far as I can see - is the Newtimes. MacEachern is simply pounding round pegs into square holes because he wants the facts to support his conclusions. That's not good thinking. That's Alice in Wonderland Red Queen thinking. A lot that has been said about ethnic studies is bullshit, by people who have made up their minds without reading the material, talking to the students or parents, or asking the most important questions of all - 1.) what does the empirical evidence say about the results of ethnic studies classes on student achievement? and 2.) what evidence is there that ethnic studies classes produce radical, revolutionary students who hate America and wish to turn the southwest back to Mexico? The reason they do not look at the answers to those two questions is that, like MacEachern, they are only interested in pounding the round pegs into square holes.

TeoBuneo
TeoBuneo

Bobby, you don't make any sense at all. Shawna didn't mention anti-white bigots, that's your mindless drivel. Please explain how anti-white bigots are ATM machines for Mexico? When you get your head out of your ass you might possibly recognize that your mindless hatred has clouded your perception. Probably not though, you seem awfully damned comfortable talking out your ass! That's all you ever do.

Mistalee
Mistalee

What I eat today, you eat tomorrow. 

Enemy of Evil Bastards
Enemy of Evil Bastards

Don't you work, you sorry SOB?  There's more to life than hate.  You should really walk away from the cess pool of filth and evil that is your moral center.  I'm sensing you're not the life of the party wherever you go.  What a waste of humanity you are!

Bobby
Bobby

Excuse me, I meant people that are NOT SICK of Mexico's corruption and poverty--YET.

Bobby
Bobby

Last point, Isabel and Raul are both traitors. Now as for Raul, he actually came clean on how it was wrong of him to lobby for a boycott of Arizona's businesses. I don't give him credit for this, because he saw the handwriting on the wall. Arizonans didin't take kindly to his treason. And as for Ms. Isabel, she remains an intransigent traitor. PERIOD!!

Bobby
Bobby

I don't blame Mexicans for anything Mr. Teo.  By your reply, howeever, it seems  your'e one of those arrogant assess that actually believes the B.S. that leftists and ethnic racist supremacists from Mexico preach, that if we didn't have Mexicans in the U.S. we would collpase as a nation. I don't think so. I personally don't need or have to compete with Mexicans for anything, and the fact that you believe I do, only indicates that my assertion about your ethnic racist feelings of superiority are true. VIVA MEXICO!! RIGHT?

Bobby
Bobby

Whatever you say Amigo. Long live Mejico! Right?

Bobby
Bobby

Your'e full of it mikefrombisbee. Some very thoughtfull people have read some of the ethnic studies materal and contrary to what you say, it has been found to be racist towards white Americans, and the founders of this nation. It preaches Mexico's rights on this country and similar CRAP!! Quit lying about this.

Bobby
Bobby

"A one trick Pony". 

Now that's funny coming from mikefrombisbee or some of the other clowns on this forum, whos whole intellectual life, consists of being fixated, utterly obbsessed over one or two individuals in the whole state of Arizona.(pearce, arpaio) Mike you truly are the pot calling the kettle black.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

 Now Mike, Don't go confusing the regressive righties with big words they don't understand , like "Empirical" They're probably scratching their heads trying to figure out how Rome has anything to do with ethnic studies.

Bobby
Bobby

Good, as long as the crap goes through your system first.

Enemy of Evil Bastards
Enemy of Evil Bastards

Most popular guy in high school, with seniors, freshman, sophomores, and juniors. So there. I've worked my whole life clown. Your'e probably the one sitting on your welfare ass.

Hey Bobby dude,

your post is laughable.  If your post is true, then chickens having lips is also true.

Bobby
Bobby

Most popular guy in high school, with seniors, freshman, sophomores, and juniors. So there. I've worked my whole life clown. Your'e probably the one sitting on your welfare ass.

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