One way in which professors justify their existence — and especially the institution of tenure — is speaking truth to power. [In the case of some critical legal studies scholarship, it's more a case of speaking “power” to truth, but that's for another day.]
Comes now Eric Muller to note just how much of a double standard is operating in two parallel discussions of history with contemporary relevance: On the one hand, the massive blog-driven campaign to track down and prove CBS's negligence and obstinacy in Memogate. On the other hand, the relative silence and continuing propagation (in blogs and other media) of the repulsive falsehood in Malkingate.
Despite clear and as yet undsiputed proof that Michelle Malkin's new book (praising the Japanese internments and suggesting we might profitably emulate that history today) contains significant historical error that invalidates its thesis — and incidentally that the story she tells about one of the figures on the cover of her book is all wrong because she couldn't be bothered to drive a short way from home to see the evidence, partisans continue to endorse her book, and tp promote her.
Read all about it at IsThatLegal?
Personally, I'm writing to the Miami Herald, which sometimes runs her column, to suggest that they not do that any more.