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Don't know if this has been picked up yet, but this one's local for me. The KC Star today reports...

Videos posted Monday by Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website show University of Missouri-Kansas City professor Judy Ancel and Don Giljum, a lecturer from the St. Louis campus, team-teaching a Labor in Politics and Society class.

The video shows Ancel, who directs UMKC’s Institute for Labor Studies, telling her class: “Violence is a tactic, and it’s to be used when it’s the appropriate tactic.”

Other snippets appear to show Giljum, a member of Operating Engineers Local 148, describing such tactics as “strategically placing a screwdriver near equipment” and circulating literature about “plant sabotage” that he and union buddies used to force plant shutdowns.

But university officials, who have spent the week reviewing much of the “18 hours of an unedited video of the Labor in Politics and Society class,” say the website videos are obviously bogus.

“It is clear that edited videos posted on the Internet depict statements from the instructors in an inaccurate and distorted manner by taking their statements out of context and reordering the sequence in which those statements were actually made so as to change their meaning,” UMKC provost Gail Hackett said in a statement.

The editing is evident when, in the middle of the lecture, Ancel appears in different clothes.


The edited video is posted here.  The comments are appalling.  This could be just the beginning.  In a statement actually posted on Big Government website, one of the professors, Judy Ancel responds

There’s no doubt that Breitbart’s attacks are politically motivated, part of a broad agenda to weaken unions and the public sector as well as public education. His fabrications have been exposed numerous times in the mainstream media. Yet he and his echo chamber at Fox News continue to cause great harm to educators and other public servants.
On April 18th Breitbart announced his intentions on Fox News Sean Hannity show: “We’re going to take on education next, go after the teachers and the union organizers.” It is possible that his attack on the University of Missouri and labor education is his first assault.

Maybe Bill Maher should ask Breitbart about this manipulation tonight...

Originally posted to MusicalJustice on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 10:19 AM PDT.

Also republished by ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, In Support of Labor and Unions, and Media Watch.

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