Whether Mr. Farrell’s assertions were made with anti-Semitic animus is irrelevant. We live in a time when journalistic truth is under daily assault. By his actions, Mr. Farrell has shown himself to be a conspiracy theorist, not a truth seeker, which has long defined the best of journalism in this country. His comments should be viewed as academic malpractice, not academic freedom.
I implore George Mason to examine whether Mr. Farrell has the academic qualifications to serve as an adjunct professor of journalism, just as I hope George Mason would question the academic qualifications of an avowed Holocaust denier teaching in its history department. Mr. Farrell should be dismissed.