Some complaints about campus intolerance do have merit, such as the inane double-barrel protest against Joe Biden AND John Boehner for this year's Notre Dame commencement. But Milo Yiannopoulos? Don't tell me you're chump enough to buy into that guy's cornball shock jock provoke-a-thon. If a day ever comes when Milo isn't being "censored," he will cease to exist at all.
Speakers who've been disinvited to campuses in the past decade, as the result of conservative objections or protest:Carol Beier, Newman UniversityLuis Guiterrez, University of Southern CaliforniaRobin Steinberg, Harvard UniversityCommon, Kean UniversitySuzanne Venker, Williams CollegeAnita Sarkeesian, Utah State UniversityRamy Jan, Georgetown UniversityLois Lerner, Western New England University Law SchoolDavid Harris-Gershon, University of California, Santa BarbaraJames Deen, Pasadena City CollegeJohn Corvino, Providence CollegeAlice Walker, University of MichiganGeraldo Rivera, Duquesne UniversityTina Beattie, University of San DiegoRobert Hagan, Mercy College School of NursingOsama Shabaik, University of California, IrvineVincente Fox, Point Loma Nazarene UniversityEllen Goodman, St. Francis UniversityVictoria Reggie Kennedy, Anna Maria CollegeTony Kushner, City University of New YorkMarvin Casey, Washington University in St. LouisAnna Quindlen, Villanova UniversityWilliam Ayers, University of WyomingNorman Finkelstein, Clark UniversityMarc Falkoff, McHenry County CollegeWilliam Ayers, Boston CollegeWilliam Ayers, Georgia Southern UniversityWilliam Ayers, University of NebraskaJohn Corvino, Aquinas CollegeJeremiah Wright, Northwestern UniversityNorman Finkelstein, DePaul UniversityDesmond Tutu, University of St. ThomasRobert Trivers, Harvard UniversityRoberta Wilhelm, College of St. MaryGary Yourofsky, University of Southern IndianaMahmoud Ahmadinejad, Columbia UniversityUntil that list gets to be a rival "series," it can't possibly "continue."During the same decade, there have been more such campus protests, including more disinvitations, at the hands of the liberal side of the political spectrum. But lefties don't have a monopoly on free speech intolerance.
What's the source for this list? Conservatives (only) protested Ahmandinejad? Lois Lerner? Jeremiah Wright?Maybe the protests were less ideologically-based on more along the lines of keeping people from profiting from their crimes. Looking at you, Lerner and Ayers.
Maybe the protests were less ideologically-based on more along the lines of keeping people from profiting from their crimes. Ah, so now you support Rutgers giving the boot to Condi Rice?Ahmandinejad was cancelled due to unspecified "logistical issues" following protests from a pro-Israeli campus group and threats from donors. Lerner cancelled her appearance in the wake of anger about the purported Tea Party audit targeting. Wright had his honorary degree and speaking slot yanked after the college said anti-Wright protests would detract from the "celebratory" nature of commencement. The multiple Ayers cancellations came after the same kind of travelling opposition, leading to stated security concerns, that Milo Yiannopoulos is currently reveling in. Identical attempts to block Ayers' speeches occurred but failed at Brandeis, Millersville U., Penn State, and St. Mary's College, which are each impenetrable fortresses of iron.
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