Earlier this week at an event at UC Irvine, UCI history professor Mark LeVine, who is well-known for his anti-Israel views and activism, had a temper tantrum after UCI instructor and blogger Gary Fouse, in the course of asking a question from the audience, dared to describe LeVine as "an anti-Israeli activist." Fouse recounts the meltdown at his blog:
When the event concluded, I approached LeVine and said that I had intended no disrespect. . . . At this point, with many of his students and other attendees still in the room, a visibly angry LeVine began to shout at me. He told me that my writing was "sh--" and he was not embarrassed to say that it was "sh--" in front of the room. He also shouted that if I ever called him "anti-Israel" again, I was going to have a problem--that it was "slander." He finished by saying that I was not qualified to teach at this university and that he didn't want to talk to me--"Goodbye!"
Apparently, the truth hurts.