Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse

Professor Minehaha is just the gift that keeps on giving. Now it turns out that he’s not just a fake Indian–his “native American artwork” is plagiarized, and in violation of copyright.

Placing Churchill’s work beside that of renowned artist Thomas E. Mails and the two look like mirror images. But one is a copyrighted drawing. The other is an autographed print by Churchill…

…Compare it side-by-side to the serigraph by Churchill, created some 20 years later: the composition, the images, the placement are nearly identical.

Intellectual property attorney Jim Hubbell said it’s clearly no accident.

“It’s very obvious that the Churchill piece was taken directly from the Mails piece,” Hubbell said. “There’s just too many similarities between the two for it to have been coincidence.”

This guy surely is a piece of work. I’d love to seem him stay on as a poster child for everything that’s wrong with academia and the tenure system, but it’s hard to see how the University of Colorado can keep him on.

[Update a few minutes later]

Michelle Malkin has more, with pictures.