Michelle Malkin: Wrong

07 April 2008

FOX News contributor Michelle Malkin has this to say on her website:

"when I first read this article Politico talked about Obama’s background as a law professor. He used to do that, and then he stopped when he got called out for the fact that he was never technically a professor."

Wrong. The University of Chicago released this statement to clarify the issue:
The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as "Senior Lecturer." From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School's Senior Lecturers have high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.
Malkin also gets her basic facts wrong on global warming (see here and here), and calls Obama "The Obamessiah."

UPDATE: Here is a video of Michelle filling in for Bill O'Reilly.

UPDATE II: She's also apparently outraged by an Absolut Vodka advertisement that redraws Mexico's borders.
The company advocates overturning borders that get in the way of imagining new maps of North America that help Mexico create a larger share of the continent.
So what we've got here is a person who gets her facts wrong, gets outraged over basic Internet pornography and Vodka advertisements, calls people names, and has a high-profile platform on a major news network.

UPDATE III: She also wrote a book titled In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror.


Cameron said...

Is it wrong that I find her cute, nonetheless? How big a sin?

Samuel Brainsample said...

Cameron Fredman: Wrong.

(...but seriously, I know where you're coming from.)