UPDATE: Some background from Bryan Preston.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Mockery from reader Kevin O’Brien:

He writes: “But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all, those survivors and victims are pawns in the liberal agenda is knuckle-dragging Cretan talk.”

One would think a Card Carrying Journalistâ„¢ would be able to distinguish between a Cretan and a cretin. Evidently not.

(One is a resident of a large Greek island. The other, it seems, is a professor at a university best known for its football squad. NTTAWWT).

Extra credit: diagram that sentence.

And there’s this: “Except it won’t be a boot. It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won’t do them any good.”

Er, Hellfire missile isn’t used by the F22. And I don’t know where he gets the idea that RPGs are widespread among the Americans he hates (or is it the Cretans? I don’t think they have RPGs either).

If this guy thinks he’s propping up the anti-gun, for-renewing-AWB-before-he-was-agin’-it, “background checks”-as-registration Manchin, well… I bet Joe doesn’t want the propping.

But politics aside, shouldn’t a professor of anything be able to express himself in English? STEM grad assistants, maybe not, but a full professor? Of Journalism, lord love a duck?

There’s a reason the higher education bubble is popping.

MORE: Another reader emails: “Headline: Journalism Prof Swindell insults Greeks: Academic cretin has Greek Parliament in uproar.”