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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DeMille's Response

Oliver DeMille has posted a response to some of the issues raised in this and other forums:

Let me answer some questions you probably didn't think to ask...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I could get a doctorate for starting a small business.

Anonymous said...

Do his libel threats hold any water? If I post anything on the internet that he doesn't like, will he try to sue me?

The Real George Wythe said...

Anonymous at 12:46 -

We're about the truth here, which is why my policy is to "avoid personal attacks and unsubstantiated claims that may constitute libel." You can't be sued if what you're saying is true.

That being said, any libel suit would require discovery and testimony under oath, and the results would be a matter of public record. I'm sure that's the last thing DeMille or anyone else wants.

But this is a non-sequitur. As long as we stick to the truth and avoid personal attacks, we're fine in any case.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this. It's sad that DeMille has to give such a detailed account of his education, but if your an educator, credentials are really important. But GWU enrollment probably won't suffer too much in the short-run with faculty and staff like him at the helm--its students are probably naive, take-the-easy-road'ers like he is. As for me, any resumes I receive bearing a GWU degree are going in the trash. If he wants to clear his name, he'll wait to go by the title "Dr." until he earns it at a real institution.

J.L.L said...

This article by DeMille surprised me. I wasn't quite sure what he was responding to. It must have been this blog and the wikipedia disaster. I think he would have done better had he not written the article. It admitted more than I think he wanted to. It was like, "yeah I got the dates and order wrong, but it was a simple mistake. I didn't mean any harm."

When I read the article I was convinced that the empire was crumbling. My own experiences with TJEd are diminishing. Most people I know who were into it, aren't very much anymore. It seems to be losing steam. It's hard to tell, though, because it's all smoke and mirrors.

Advo said...

Regarding Glenn Beck - Don't worry about him, he is a big boy and knows what he's doing. He probably did what you apparently neglected to do - get to know Oliver DeMille.

Regarding Cleon Skousen - If you had taken the time to learn of Mr. DeMille's mentor, you would have discovered that he was (passed away) a scholar of tremendous intellect. Not just anyone would be given the privilege of being tutored by him. This relationship alone speaks volumes about the character of Oliver DeMille.

Regarding Oliver DeMille's study habits - Mr. DeMille has been modest in his account of his studies. He is able to to read and digest a several hundred page book on a complicated topic in an afternoon. If he said he studied 80 hours per week, he did, and he got more done in 80 hours than a typical student could accomplish in three times the amount of study time.

In other words, he could whip your whiney under-grad behind with both contacs and his writing hand tied behind his back.

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Anonymous said...

Well Said! Well said! To anonymous at 1:05 on April 15, - The students who come to George Wythe are not naive. Have you ever honestly spoken with one? I have, and believe me, after you have spoken with one, you would not say that they are naive.

Anonymous said...

"The wages of sin is death..." and GOSSIP is one of the "7 deadly sins" of which YOU are very guilty. I am old enough to have known Cleon...hahahaha..in fact I did. He advised five US presidents, attended law school in late '20's, and, yep I've even had supper and met with him..a time or two. He knew more about law thanhe Council of 45 of the LDS Church( again I am not religious, and not Mormon hahaha, although he wishe!). For that man to take time as he did with DeMille was one big honor, and is the same as George Wythe mentoring Thomas Jefferson. Like Jefferson (who was gratly criticized by his own detractors), DeMille is something yo are not...a genius. Okk let me make is imple for you. In the many years I've been here on earth, I've learned there are..waht did Clint say.."good, bad and ugly" When Oliver dies..good legacy left behind. He carried on Skousen's. You, "badn an dugly." No good not godly. YOU wil be judged, and you will be sentenced to hell. Now being from an old Methodist background, I believe Hell is forever, hot and and fiery, and I know that people with "fruits of wickedness go there." that..would be...you. The legacy of the "bad and the ugly. You are a gossip, a liar, a coward, guilty of jealous, mean steak a mile wide...and God will judge. Cleon, Mormon os nor, is NOT here to defend his reputation. I will. Friends do that, and I take a dim view of cowards like you, lying, not doing proper research, not meeting with those you make up stories about, makin up fictitious things from "acticles of reference" and distorign reality. Nope, my friend is dead..but I for one will NOT let you ridicule one of the purest real men I've known. Because of our friendship, that is why I trusted anybody from. YOU..deserve an old fashioned thrashing..and it wil come mister..and again I am "MISTER Bell" to you..and certainly NOT your friend hahahahaa Clean's yes..you?? Nope I ama tuff old man taht would kick you royally in a fight (sory Cleon!) but i would. Anyway cowards and cyber bullies s hahahah will be in hell..have fun hummmmm

Anonymous said...

Again, Clean Skousen was one of the finest men in history. YOUR cheap shots at my friend are cowardly. He personally mentored Oliver, you jealous nit-wit, which is an honor. I am sick and tired of your lies about him, about Oliver, about GW, about Shannon Brooks, about BYU connections, about fund raising, about schools, money, all of it. YOU have NOT meet with those you disagree with, and many of the "facts" you've presneted are not true, not visible and kosher. Many of the "facts" you cite are not anywhere to be found, and any
nit-wit knows that ANY fool can degrade a person or an orgaization by pretending to be them, and placing it online. Did you meet with, call those you've maligned. NO you didn't so that make s you a waht? Say the word richard..a what?? Its' in the Bibel man...come on...you are a GOSSIP. Leave Cleon out of this, pray for Oliver and GW as they progress, ane go get right with God. I was never mormon before..adn if you ARE one..that Stake ought to discipline you. No wonder many wil never be LDS..they have people like you. Cleon was different...leave him alone.