From Yahoo News - Panel recommends firing Colo. professor
The fifth paragraph finally gets past the bs and tells the why of the recommended firing - "The school's investigation focused on allegations that Churchill committed research misconduct and plagiarism."
Now it's the last paragraph that confuses me. "Churchill's case has been cited by conservatives as an example of how universities have overstocked their faculties with leftists. Others raised concerns about academic freedom."
What does research misconduct and plagarism have to do with his political views (they are pretty obnoxious) or academic freedom?