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Obama's exaggerated role as a University of Chicago 'professor'

Time magazine gushed in 2008 about Barack Obama's 12-year tenure as a law lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, saying, "Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students."

The truth is something less, as Part 2 of this series by the Washington Examiner reveals. At first he was a popular instructor (not a professor) but not for long. He eschewed a lot of his "professorial" duties, was disengaged, published nothing and....well, read it for yourself.

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  • Gee, Dennis, it's the Washington Examiner you're referencing. Owned by oilman and mega-billionaire and extreme conservative Philip Anschutz, who also owns the Weekly Standard. I'd say Anschutz has an ax to grind whenever his media organs slam Obama.

    Why don't you bother to put these attacks in an objective context? Isn't that what journalists should do?

  • Gee, Thomas, do you have anything to say about the substance of the story, or do you just dismiss it out of hand? Like Jimmy? Am I suppose to dismiss entirely any person or group that is funded by or in any way connected with George Soros? It doesn't say much for your open-mindedness.

    And, perhaps you didn't notice, but I write opinion pieces.

  • read the article. very interesting. i knew most of the facts back in 2008 and wonder why the media ignored them. did not know about obama's declining popularity as a teacher or his lack of participation in university activities. thans for posting it, mr byrne

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