"DENVER - A professor who was fired after comparing some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi sued the school Wednesday, saying officials retaliated against him for exercising his right to free speech."
That is simply not true and Elliott notes it in the very next paragraph.
"Ward Churchill was ousted by the University of Colorado's governing Board of Regents after three faculty committees accused him of plagiarism, fabrication and other research misconduct."
And they didn't just accuse him Elliott, they found him guilty of those charges. Further, the Regents stated his firing had nothing to do with his comments.
"The Regents said his dismissal was based on other writings and that his firing was unrelated to his Sept. 11 comments. The academic investigation did not include the Sept. 11 essay but began after university officials concluded it was protected by the First Amendment and that he could not be fired for writing it."
And yet Elliott writes "A professor who was fired after comparing some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi...".
That's the left wing media for you.