Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Whoopsie! Apparently Her Native American Heritage Isn't All Elizabeth Warren Lied About

It appears Princess Passing Bull has a major academic scandal in her past that's been hushed up:

In 1990, Rutgers Professor Philip Shuchman charged Elizabeth Warren, along with Teresa A. Sullivan, the President of University of Virginia who resigned unexpectedly yesterday, and Jay Westbrook, her two co-authors of the 1989 book, As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America, with “scientific misconduct.”

Within a few months, Warren’s friends and former colleagues at the University of Texas quickly completed an error-filled investigation. This secret report was accepted by University of Texas President William Cunningham. For two decades, Warren and her co-authors have claimed in academic circles that this report--never before made public--exonerated them.

But the central charge made by Professor Shuchman was neither investigated nor refuted in this secret report. Shuchman cited four specific criticisms of the 1989 book. It is the fourth and last complaint upon which charges of scientific misconduct hang.

Professor Shuchman concluded his book review with this powerful allegation:
This book contains so much exaggeration, so many questionable ploys, and so many incorrect statements that it would be well to check the accuracy of their raw data, as old as it is. But the authors arranged matters so that they could not provide access to the computer printouts by case, with the corresponding bankruptcy court file numbers, this preventing any independent check of the raw data in the files from which they took their information.

In the footnote to this paragraph, Shuchman notes:
A common instance of misconduct in science occurs when “there [is] no way to verify whether or not [the] research was accurate.’ Woolf, Deception in Scientific Research, 29 Jurimetrics J. 67, 83 table 5 n.4 (1988).

The University of Texas report never even went near the question of whether the authors deliberately failed to provide access to the computer printouts by case that they used, with the corresponding bankruptcy court file numbers.

If Dances-With-Socialism and her pals failed to do so, that meant that none of the raw data they used could be checked independently by outside researchers.

This is a bigger deal than it at first appears, since the research on which the book was based was financed by the taxpayers via a National Science Foundation grant..and Professor Fake-A- Hontas and her colleagues used a research methodology that was very different from the methodology they stated they would use in their NSF grant proposal.

Once they got their hands on the money, Wareen and her fellow class warriors in academia chose to apply “human subject safeguards” by removing identifying information (case number, petitioner name, and a subsequent “identifier” they added) from over 1,500 bankruptcy records which were used as the raw data in the study..thus making their research data unable to be verified!

Documents obtained from the NSF suggest that the “human subject safeguard standards” that Warren, Sullivan, and Westbrook imposed on their data were never approved of by that agency, were not consistent with the law, and were never known to the NSF until after the book had been published and Shuchman’s complaint filed.


The people over at Breitbart are promising us more juicy details in three subsequent articles that discuss how The University of Texas, the National Science Foundation, and Harvard University behaved when confronted by this scandalous behavior by their professors.

I think this is going to lead to some major revelations about how grants, the diversity industry and academia work, and I have a feeling it's not going to be pretty.

Should make heap good reading, to coin a phrase..

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