Among the most recent targets of professional assassination is Professor Ricardo Duchense

Duchesne has been called a racist, a Nazi, a hater and a white supremacist. The media wasted no time getting into the act, branding Duchesne a far-right ideologue animated by racist convictions. Perhaps the greatest damage to Duchesne’s reputation, ideas and prospects was caused by The Huffington Post, which last month published a scandalous and festering heap of lies, misrepresentations, fabrications, and erroneous attributions designed to eliminate him from the circle of respectability. As recently as 2012, Duchesne’s work received a respectful and balanced review in academic literature (in the linked instance, from an apparently non-white reviewer).