Eric Owens, writing for the Daily Caller, offers up one of the best article titles of all time ("'Zionist'-Hating Professor Who Tweeted Himself Out Of A Job Sues DONORS For Not Liking Him"), in addition to a plethora of humorous gems while encapsulating the strange case of Steven Salaita, the former Virginia Tech professor now suing the University of Illinois--and unnamed donors--after his offer of a position was withdrawn due to his hateful, vitriolic tweets:
Salaita's legal theory appears to be that these donors wrongly interfered with his right to a taxpayer-funded teaching position by threatening to refuse to give free money to the University of Illinois if he were to work there.
. . . One novel aspect of the balding, bespectacled professor's suit is the inclusion of "John Doe Unknown Donors" as co-defendants.
. . . Salaita, a leading light in the movement among obscure academics to boycott Israel, had been slated to begin teaching in the University of Illinois's Native American Studies department this fall.
. . . In October, during his speaking engagement at DePaul University in Chicago, Salaita expounded at length to a sympathetic audience about what can only be described as an Israeli ice cream freezer libel. During the latest Gaza conflict, he claimed, ice cream freezers were filled with the bodies of dead Palestinian children.