Prof Jones of BYU has been suspened for his slipshod scholarship in advancing 9-11 conspiracy theories. The fact is that Professors have been abusing their authority in the guise of free speech. The reality is that these Prof. abuse their credentials with nutty speech.
Thus when Norman Finkelstein parades his anti-semitic vitroil at conferences with Hezbollah and cavots with Neo Nazis it reflects on his employer DePaul. DePaul is directly responsable for his statements calling most Holocaust Survivors "liars" and Ellie Wiesel a "Profesional Jew". His own abuse of other authors quotes such as Benny Morris and Novick bring all of his work into question. More to the point Finkelstein represents DePaul when he speaks at these Nuremberg styled hatefests.
The time has come for Universities to crack down on abuse of academic credentals. If Prof. want to invoke accademic authority for fringe causes then their University bears the responsability for their speech. 9-11 conspiracy advocacy and public support for terrorists is a poor reflection on their employer.