Michelle Malkin

Someone's been breathing too much photocopier fluid. And he's not alone.

Rosenzweig held the position of chief book-stacker and archivist for the "Reference Center for Marxist Studies" in New York. He heads a hard-core faction of library-dwelling radicals who are apologists for Fidel Castro ("I don't think [Cuba] is a dictatorship. It's a republic," Rosenzweig has said). ALA officials, recycling discredited propaganda about the Patriot Act, are vocal opponents of every aspect of the War on Terror. The ALA policy-making council has passed resolutions calling for the United States to cut and run from Iraq and is openly hostile to the Boy Scouts' freedom of association.

As David Durant, a conservative librarian at East Carolina University, wrote in a whistle-blowing piece on the radicalized ALA last year: "[I]n the wake of 9/11 and the war in Iraq, librarianship as a profession no longer simply leans to the left; it has become openly politicized. By 2004, to work in a major American public or academic library was to find yourself in a left-wing echo chamber." Popular speakers at past ALA conferences have included: Bush-bashers Richard Clarke, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Gloria Steinem, and E.L. Doctorow. A featured benefit screening of Michael Moore's conspiracy-mongering "Fahrenheit 9/11" drew a capacity crowd of more than 2,000, Durant noted. Dissenters are mocked on ALA mailing lists and conference events.

Welcome to the 21st century librarian: book-smart, reality-stupid, Bush-deranged bigots. Let's hope the First Lady's security detail comes prepared. You never know what these tolerant people will throw.


Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies" (Regnery 2010).

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