December 12, 2005

NY Sun and Al-Arian

Josh Gerstein of the New York Sun called me this afternoon and asked me about the future of Al-Arian vis-a-vis USF. My answers were a technical way of say, "Gee, I don't know, and here is why it's complicated," as well as, "It's a bit premature to say that anything at the trial justifies or undermines the administration's claims in firing him in 2003." Gerstein's a smart reporter, which means that probably 70% or more of the article will be accurate and in context. He had also talked to my coauthor Greg McColm on the article we wrote, so I'll be curious in comparing notes with Greg.

(Hey! I take Phil Graham's quip about journalism being the first draft of history seriously. Think about the consequence of that a bit and you'll understand...)

Fortunately, he called just after I had finished a paper. Distractions, distractions, ...

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Posted in Academic freedom on December 12, 2005 5:32 PM |