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Teacher's dad reports death threats over Bush-Hitler comparison

DENVER - The father of a Colorado teacher who compared President Bush's State of the Union address to speeches made by Adolf Hitler said he and his family have received at least 12 death threats.

Jay Bennish is on paid leave from Overland High School in suburban Aurora while Cherry Creek School District investigates whether his Feb. 1 lecture violated a policy requiring that balancing viewpoints be presented in classes.

Bennish's father, John Bennish of Beverly Hills, Mich., told The Detroit News in Wednesday's editions that people have called his house threatening to kill him or his family.

"This has been totally lopsided and one-sided," Bennish's father said of the news coverage of his son's lecture.

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  -Teacher's dad reports death threats over Bush-Hitler comparison sabra  Mar-08-06 10:34 AM   #0 
  - Isn't that terrorism?  BlueEyedSon   Mar-08-06 10:35 AM   #1 
  - I would think so.  sparosnare   Mar-08-06 10:36 AM   #2 
  - Not when it's in the name of Dear Leader.  Fridays Child   Mar-08-06 10:37 AM   #5 
  - Only if it's a Dem making the calls  zbdent   Mar-08-06 10:37 AM   #6 
  - And a brown  laylah   Mar-08-06 11:09 AM   #20 
  - is "Terroristic Threats"...  MadMaddie   Mar-08-06 10:55 AM   #15 
  - I would say it is hate speech  rodeodance   Mar-08-06 11:28 AM   #28 
  - Death threats absolutely...  Mr_Jefferson_24   Mar-08-06 11:36 AM   #30 
  - Exactly. Perhaps one or two more generations  tom_paine   Mar-08-06 06:39 PM   #64 
  - Don't be so ridiculous - when you threathen to kill someone  adigal   Mar-08-06 08:58 PM   #65 
  - Right, they're not like nazis at all  RagingInMiami   Mar-08-06 10:37 AM   #3 
  - I suspect the callers are dim enough to miss that irony. n/t  krkaufman   Mar-08-06 12:50 PM   #43 
  - Thus confirming his comparison to Nazis.  Swede   Mar-08-06 10:37 AM   #4 
  - freepers gone mad...  Az_lefty   Mar-08-06 10:37 AM   #7 
  - This is absurd  boobooday   Mar-08-06 10:40 AM   #8 
  - I'd like to see some students start reporting "anti-liberal" rants.  phantom power   Mar-08-06 10:40 AM   #9 
  - Unhinged  bluestateguy   Mar-08-06 10:40 AM   #10 
  - I am sure they are good "christians" who are sending the threats  still_one   Mar-08-06 10:43 AM   #11 
  - Boy, the Bushites  trixie   Mar-08-06 10:47 AM   #12 
  - DU this Detroit News poll ... and leave a comment if you wish  Bozita   Mar-08-06 10:53 AM   #13 
  - what is wrong with Detroit? would think it would be a dem city? n/t  medeak   Mar-08-06 11:05 AM   #19 
  - Michigan is a fairly conservative state.  phantom power   Mar-08-06 11:11 AM   #22 
  - The poll got worse.  NYC   Mar-08-06 11:17 AM   #24 
  - Done. nt  Duncan   Mar-08-06 11:37 AM   #31 
  - omfg-- first comment on the list....  mike_c   Mar-08-06 11:39 AM   #33 
  - A lot of those comments are unfuckingbelievable!  Bozita   Mar-08-06 11:43 AM   #34 
  - Dear Julie,  NCevilDUer   Mar-08-06 01:19 PM   #46 
  - if this is the lesson plan, god help us. what a total asshole.  roguevalley   Mar-08-06 02:39 PM   #59 
  - It's getting worse as far as I'm  zidzi   Mar-08-06 02:41 PM   #60 
  - Hey! Somebody has to call this guy out for his comparison.  Syncronaut Seven   Mar-08-06 10:55 AM   #14 
  - The corollary to Godwin's Law  DBoon   Mar-08-06 11:54 AM   #36 
  - LOL--comparing Bush to Hitler is an insult to Hitler  coalition_unwilling   Mar-08-06 02:48 PM   #61 
  - I hope he has call display  daleo   Mar-08-06 10:58 AM   #16 
  - Sounds like the people calling are brown shirts.  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-08-06 10:59 AM   #17 
  - Future headline: "Teacher's father compares death threat callers  KurtNYC   Mar-08-06 01:03 PM   #45 
  - Faux news won't shut up over story...still on this am n/t  medeak   Mar-08-06 11:04 AM   #18 
  - That's because Sean Insannity won't shut up about it.  RebelOne   Mar-08-06 11:50 AM   #35 
  - This article really helped me to understand some things.  Shadder   Mar-08-06 11:11 AM   #21 
  - VERY interesting post! ... You may have found his favorite teacher  Bozita   Mar-08-06 12:40 PM   #42 
  - I wouldn't be surprised if the infamous "Michigan Militia"  RedEarth   Mar-08-06 11:16 AM   #23 
  - "This has been totally lopsided and one-sided,"  HuffleClaw   Mar-08-06 11:20 AM   #25 
  - The truth shall set you free!  Massachusetts   Mar-08-06 11:22 AM   #26 
  - Bushbot, Koolaid swilling, brown shirts are proof that Hitler lives.  oasis   Mar-08-06 11:26 AM   #27 
  - Ironically confirming why a teacher would try to confront such a  izzybeans   Mar-08-06 11:29 AM   #29 
  - More Faith Based Security?  ClayZ   Mar-08-06 11:39 AM   #32 
  - it's being freeped, big time....  mike_c   Mar-08-06 12:04 PM   #37 
  - Making Terroristic Threats has been illegal under Minnesota law  dflprincess   Mar-08-06 12:06 PM   #38 
  - Threatening liberals is OK in 2006 America  Rocknrule   Mar-08-06 12:23 PM   #39 
  - I call bullshit.  Shakespeare   Mar-08-06 12:33 PM   #40 
  - Bullshit, because the bushbots are above such antics?  NCevilDUer   Mar-08-06 01:34 PM   #49 
  - bad; I thought the KID'S father was claiming death threats.  Shakespeare   Mar-08-06 02:02 PM   #54 
     - Kinda thought that might be the case.  NCevilDUer   Mar-08-06 02:12 PM   #55 
  - I got a death threat for a FLASH video i made on the Illegal Iraq War  bpilgrim   Mar-08-06 02:38 PM   #57 
     - I've received death threats from passing motorists at  coalition_unwilling   Mar-08-06 02:52 PM   #62 
  - The RW teen gets called a snitch, while the teacher gets death threats.  Ilsa   Mar-08-06 12:37 PM   #41 
  - Self-Delete  stepnw1f   Mar-08-06 12:57 PM   #44 
  - ?????  NCevilDUer   Mar-08-06 01:33 PM   #48 
     - Talk about jumping the gun  stepnw1f   Mar-08-06 01:35 PM   #50 
        - 'sall right. I've been known to type faster than I read, too.  NCevilDUer   Mar-08-06 01:47 PM   #53 
  - So the right wing cult can make death threats  superconnected   Mar-08-06 01:24 PM   #47 
  - Balancing viewpoints: Bush is a WAR CRIMINAL & Abramhoff also  TankLV   Mar-08-06 01:42 PM   #51 
  - Psycho-Terrorist FReepers!  Megahurtz   Mar-08-06 01:45 PM   #52 
  - Any fool knows Bush isn't Hitler  geniph   Mar-08-06 02:33 PM   #56 
  - Please stop insulting Hitler (and Mussolini) :)  coalition_unwilling   Mar-08-06 02:53 PM   #63 
  - I recall someone saying this kid was a 'child' and it was wrong in  roguevalley   Mar-08-06 02:38 PM   #58 
  - Bush may not yet be at the achivement level of Hitler,  Kurovski   Mar-09-06 01:41 AM   #66 
  - Bush IS Hitler  AngryAmish   Mar-09-06 08:23 AM   #67 
  - bushitler bushitler bushitler bushitler bushitler bushitler bushitler  lonestarnot   Mar-09-06 08:31 AM   #68 

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