Even a stopped clock is right twice a day
Normally, I find Ann Coulter a bit much to take, at least in her on-camera appearances; however, she is right on in her devastating critique of Ward Churchill in this piece: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42788
The left tolerates and approves of frauds such as Churchill because they say what the left wants to hear. The conflict-theory leftists of today believe that truth is conditioned entirely by which side you are on, that all groups in society compete over the resources of the society (including facts), and that there is no such thing as "fairness," just "our side."
Conflict Theory is the dominant motif in Academia, which blithely breaks its own rules in order to hire a counterfeit like Churchill.