Professor Caught on Tape Giving Anti-Veteran Rant

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Not all Professor Tom Brozovich’s students believe that the lessons they are getting in his American River College art history class are appropriate, especially when it comes to the question of patriotism.

Shiloh David Helman, a veteran, was one of what he describes as handful of students who walked out on a lecture given by Professor Brozovich last semester, after he says Brozovich went on an anti-vet rant.

“He told me that I’m the problem with America,” Helman told FOX40.

Since then, another Iraq-era veteran has given us some lecture tapes from the same art history class, from last Spring, to demonstrate why he says he walked-out a number of times himself.

“Americans have been mislead to believe that the folks killed on 9/11 were all innocent victims. That’s not entirely true,” Brozovich can be heard saying on the tape.

“They gave their lives to George Bush, fighting in his dirty war, then he wanted to pretend they never existed,” Brozovich

FOX40 tried a number of ways to contact Professor Brozovich for this story. Brozovich never got back to us, but we were able to speak with American River College President David Viar.

He told FOX40 that a professor’s role was to push students to think critically, but that the college also tries to “help students with their reactions to that.”

“I told him how proud I was to be a veteran and that I go to do a job and defend this nation,” Helman said.

Helman ultimately had his art history final graded by a different professor.

Brozovich’s reviews on Rate My Professor echo the polarizing effect of his lectures. One student calls him a liberal extremist, another says its the best class they have ever taken.

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9 comments

  • jslogan

    Just another person who never served, enjoying the liberties protected by those who did. I'd rather they just say "Thanks!"

  • darrellphilo

    back in the early 70's we vetrans were greated with fake blood and called baby killers. at least the collages arn't quite as bad now. but we all know anyone in a uniform is a supcted killer

  • Veterans For Jesus

    School teachers, professor, and other educators should stick to historical truth not hysterical opinions.

  • orpheus03

    This is the worst reporting I've ever seen. Do you realize that Professor Brozovich was defending the troops in one of the clips that you played???

  • mehandle

    I've known Tom for about 20 plus years now. What he will say will challenge you, be challenged. Mad? Then be mad. Think people, think….

  • CalProfessor

    I ended up on this post because I'm applying for a job there and was researching the college. I just finished a two-year term teaching in a military town, that I came to out of respect for all that the military has done. I'm anti-war and liberal, but pro-military. Although I don't emphasize it while I'm working, I'm sure that people will know from my personal life that I am pro-military. For example, I help to volunteer teach a Veterans Writing group. And many of my Facebook friends are former ROTC students now in Afghanistan. So, my question is, if I get the job at this university, will I then face animosity from the administration and other professors for being pro-military?

  • EconStudent1

    There's no room for bullies in academia. Next FOX should do a story on economics professor Behrooz Farhangi at Sierra College. He's another volatile professor. Just read his students' reviews of him on the professor rating websites! (Bear in mind that professors can delete comments by claiming libel on ratemyprofessors.com. Quite a few negative comments for Farhangi have disappeared.) Why he is allowed to teach is beyond me.