Marc Lamont Hill and the “Little Eichmanns” – by Paul Cooper

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Click here for a summary of NewsReal’s ongoing coverage of the radical politics of Marc Lamont Hill.

More information is pouring in about Fox News contributor Marc Lamont Hill, who has been in a public battle with David Horowitz of late. Horowitz has drawn attention to the far-left radicalism of numerous people whom Hill regards as political and ideological luminaries of a high order.

In an O’Reilly Factor appearance two years ago, for instance, Hill defended the America-hating professor Ward Churchill, who was fired from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007.  The issue that cost Churchill his job was an essay he had written just after 9/11, titled “On the Justice of Roosting Chickens.” In that piece, the professor asserted that the victims who had perished in the World Trade Center were akin to “little Eichmanns” who, as a consequence of their status as faceless cogs in America’s (allegedly destructive and exploitative) capitalist economy, had essentially brought the terrorist attacks upon themselves. The controversy that resulted from this essay led to an investigation that ultimately revealed Churchill to be a plagiarist unqualified to teach in his specialty.

Does Churchill’s argument make sense? Of course not. It’s crazy talk. Yet Hill went on television two years ago and defended this guy — and in fact agreed with Churchill’s assessment:

Hill: “He [Churchill] has the right to make [those comments], in fact he has the responsibility to make [those comments] as an academic if he believes them to be true … and if he can empirically substantiate them.  And I think he’s done that.”

Hill went far beyond merely saying that Churchill should not have been fired.  He actually supported the argument Churchill had made, calling it “a valid point” that “we have to defend.”  Hill believes, like Churchill, that bond sellers and stock traders are essentially “little Eichmanns.” Both men believe that those who died in the Twin Towers were targeted because they were, as Hill puts it, “advancing an American global financial empire without any thinking about it.”

Here’s another tidbit which Churchill wrote (and Hill defended) about the two planes that ripped into the World Trade Center and killed thousands of innocent Americans:

“If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I’d really be interested in hearing about it.”

Such a view is even more contemptible than that of a 9-11 Truther who thinks the government caused the Twin Towers to go down. Churchill contends that the people who died in those towers deserved it; that they had allowed themselves to devolve into “little Eichmanns” and thus brought the ultimate penalty on themselves.

A disturbing twist to this whole affair is the fact that Bill O’Reilly is wholly aware of just how radical are the ideas that Hill is defending, but doesn’t seem to care at all.

  • Proxywar

    Bill O’Reilly doesn't care about anything or anyone accept Bill O'Reilly, FOX ratings, and child molesters. The man has a very myopic view of the great game and of domestic politics in general. Hannity fairs slightly better. Michael Moore comes on their shows and makes complete stoogies out of them. You won't see Michael Moore on Glen Beck because Beck argues effectively against liberal talking points and their so-called evidence. Hate him or like him he is the closest thing we've got to a logical thinker on national TV. Which isn't saying much. If we had someone like Andrew Wilkow on national TV he would tear michael moore up within seconds when it comes to economics and logic arguments. The man is ruthless and doesn't give a shit about emotional arguments or religious arguements. He's all about the facts and logic.

  • Proxywar

    Kevin Jackson was at a tea-party I attended and he said he would love to go on Bill O'Reilly every time Marc Lamont Hill is on and crush him in debate. Whether he can do that or not remains to be seen, but I'm all for giving him getting his shot in the spot light.

  • boudrodeaux

    at least he's nice looking unlike total moron Juan williams – the racial fascist quota system is so annoying – just say no – turn it off – the whole health debate is boring anyway, just have a glass of fresh-squeezed carrot juice with barley green instead, and you'll be fine. I stopped watching movies with quota system racial african affirmative action americans a long time ago, only a very very few can act their way out of a paper bag.

  • OldCodger

    Actually Churchill's analysis made a hell of a lot more sense than George Bush's analysis that America was attacked because the terrorists hated our freedoms…

  • jerrydcox

    O'Reilly thinks he's fair and balanced but I don't. Not having an opinion isn't being fair and balanced, it's just not giving a damn.

  • PAthena

    Marc Lamont Hill and Ward Churchill are big Eichmanns.

  • Nuke79

    OldCodge obviously with your age you have not acquired any wisdom.

  • Nuke79

    We see in Hill the fruits of affirmative action.

  • Pinkerton

    I am glad somebody is disturbed by this fellow, Hill. And I am always distressed when I see his positions being treated with respect by O'Reilly, who knows better. But O'Reilly is more interested in selling little statues of himself as the “god of fair and balanced.” And I suspect this accounts for his willingness to toss principle and clear reason under the bus if it helps to fortify his position high atop that fence he is perched upon. Conservative in the main, O'Reilly needs people like Hill to help him moderate all the little ideologues beneath his elitist superiority.

  • http://twitter.com/Fed_Republic Federated Republic

    The MGMSM is irrelevant and basically sucks barge canal water! This includes FOX! All broadcast and current print media is a DINOSAUR! They are the walking dead. The internet has killed them, they just don't know it yet! I call for a complete boycott of the MGMSM. No teevee, no radio, no more dead trees for print media! Let's put the MGMSM where it belongs, in a deep hole!

  • http://twitter.com/Fed_Republic Federated Republic

    As to Marx Hill and Bill Oh-how-I-like-young-girls, why waste your time with these folks. This is nothing more than bread and circuses to feed the masses while they get paid! Are you getting paid to watch this drivel? Are you really being informed about anything that REALLY matters? NO! You're being fed what THEY think you should hear and see and nothing more!

    This is the very reason that scum is now slithering around in our precious White House and the halls of Congress! The MGMSM got all these jackanapes elected and it's time the MGMSM was shut down!

  • gobnait

    My gut twists at the hypocrisy of overpaid, under-worked college professors who have the gall to condemn ANYBODY in their respective avocation. After attending and putting two kids through college, I saw first-hand what privileged, indulged twits they really are, not unlike celebrities bloated with self-importance. When I was young and liberal, I thought they were so wise. Now that I have attained the wisdom of conservatism through many years of life and observation, I know that they are vacuous 'group'-thinkers. My husband attended school only through the eighth grade and he's far more intellectual than any professor I ever had!!

  • cochavi

    Bill O'Reilly is worthless. If I see one more 'blonde' in a short skirt playing up to him while he pretends not to be undressing them with his eyes, I'll plotz.

    Hannity can be substantive, but like O'reilly and Greta, he's mostly about the ratings. Pat Buchanan, and the Ivan the Terrible Congressman from Ohio who just got out – they're all about promoting themselves. van Sustern has evolved into the most substantive of the three, but Beck and Limbaugh have far more to say than any of them.

    Mr. Hill does not argue with any real intelligence, but with Alpha-male energy. Ward Churchill might be more interesting, but he doesn't make sense either.

  • tom bombadil

    Both Marc Hill and Wade Churchill are affirmative action hires. Although Churchill is not a “Native American”, his left wing political sentiments transcended fact checking. Neither one of these people appear very bright when debating or interviewing. Unless the leftist institutional monopoly is broken, these people personify the mediocrity that we can expect.

  • mikeman

    O'reillly, a Harvard grad, has the same superficial grasp of his subjects as Dianne Sawyer but without the effusive braying. If he's not plugging his books, he is interuppting his guests when he gets in over his head.

    The show is always about him. That being said, he is brilliant compared to couric, blitzer, and the rest of the teleprompter readers. And his variety of guests keeps his show entertaining and thought provoking. He isn't a pinhead.

  • USMCSniper

    Not only is Fox News Contributor Dr Marc Lamont Hill an admirer of convicted cop killer and radical Icon Mumia Abu-Jamal, he's also his publisher. AIM's Cliff Kincaid discovered that Abu-Jamal has been promoted on Hill's now-deleted myspace site; but it goes even further. Here is what Hill wrote:

    “I am thrilled to announce that Mumia Abu-Jamal has joined the Barbershop as a weekly contributor!! His column, “Live From Death Row,” will appear every Wednesday starting next week.

    Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of the world’s most celebrated journalists, freedom fighters, and political prisoners. Since his early days in Philadelphia, Mumia was an active member of the Black freedom sruggle. From his award-winning journalism to his involvement with the Black Panther Party, Mumia has devoted his life to Black liberation. Wrongfully incarcerated since 1981 for the murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner, Mumia has continued to place a spotlight on various forms of injustice around the globe through his numerous columns, commentaries, and books. Mumia has generated international support for his own case, which has been one of the most glaring and repugnant reflections of the criminal (in)justice system.”

    Convicted on overwheming evidence and multiple appeals rejected Mumia Abu-Jamal should have been executed years ago.

  • tom

    I agree! Bush, like others in the West have refused to listen to Islam's words. They have told us repeatedly that we must be attacked and overtaken by Islam because that is what Allah has ordered. Nothing personal! In the meantime, Bush, like other pin heads blames it on the US without even knowing it.

    Now for the Coup de grace!

  • tom

    Some years ago, Mr. Fairandbalanced, stated bluntly that there was no left wing advocacy in the MSM. Then they attacked HIM in unisone, and it has been a lefty conspiacy ever since. I think we tolerate O'Riley because he is accidentally on our side.

  • Proxywar

    George Bush wasn't wrong, he just didn't explain it to you properly.

    An no Churchill made zero sense.