Mike Adams

Dear Professor Mirecki (PMirecki@ku.edu):

My name is Mike Adams. I am a columnist for www.TownHall.com. Just a few minutes ago, I called your office seeking an interview about your alleged roadside beating at the hands of two apparent Christian fundamentalists. First, let me say that as a fundamentalist Christian I am opposed to any such violence. I am writing, in part, to help you find the men responsible for this beating.

Q: Will you consent to a brief interview?

A: No comment.

Q: Professor, I understand that some people are accusing you of falsifying a report to the police. They say that you were never, in fact, accosted and beaten by a couple of Christians. I want you to know that I will listen to your side of the story. Will you please consent to a brief interview?
 
A: No comment.
 
Q: The local Lawrence, Kansas newspaper quotes you as saying, "The right wing wants blood, period. They're not going to stop until they see blood. They're not into anything else." Is this quotation accurate? If so, do you really believe that all members of the “right wing” are violent? As a criminologist, I am interested in your assertions.
 
I also wonder whether there have been any instances of left-wing speakers being assaulted on your campus by right-wing members of the audience. Please report any examples including, but not limited to, pie throwing.
 
A: No comment.
 
Q: Professor, the aforementioned local paper also quotes you as saying, "Whatever I do, whatever I say, they don't believe anything because that's the way they are... I know what happened. I got the hell beat out of me. They can say what they want.”
 
Are you asserting that all members of the “right wing” want to a) attack you physically and b) attack your character?

Is this why you refuse to answer any questions? Do you think that there is a conspiracy to misrepresent your words?
 
A: No comment.


Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.