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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:45 PM

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's new invite; GOP students threaten to sue college

Source: Washington Post

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley’s new invite; GOP students threaten to sue college

By William Wan April 21 at 12:17 PM

Ann Coulter is rejecting an offer to speak at the University of California at Berkeley on a new date, after the university canceled her event over safety concerns, then quickly reversed itself saying it would reschedule it.

Coulter says she can’t make it the new date and accused the university of continuing to try to place restrictions on her free speech. And the student group that invited Coulter is now threatening to sue the school.

The university on Wednesday announced that it was canceling Coulter’s April 27 appearance following several political protests in Berkeley that turned violent. But amid mounting criticism and national attention, the school on Thursday said it had found a venue where it could hold the speech on a different date, May 2.

Coulter and the college Republican group that invited her rejected the new arrangement.

In a series of tweets Thursday night, Coulter criticized the university, saying Berkeley officials were adding “burdensome” conditions to her speech. She said she had already spent money to hold the event on April 27 and is not available May 2. She also pointed out that later date would coincide with a reading period before final exams, when there are no classes on campus and fewer students around.

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Reply Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's new invite; GOP students threaten to sue college (Original post)
Eugene Apr 2017 OP
Hoyt Apr 2017 #1
sharp_stick Apr 2017 #2
bitterross Apr 2017 #4
samnsara Apr 2017 #3
Orsino Apr 2017 #5
maxsolomon Apr 2017 #6
gratuitous Apr 2017 #7
Nac Mac Feegle Apr 2017 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:47 PM

1. I find young Republicans particularly disgusting.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:51 PM

2. Berkeley has got to smarten up

Haven't they figured out that cancelling appearances by assholes like Coulter does exactly what they want? The only reason they accept these "offers" to speak at Berkeley is with the hope that it will be cancelled. That way they get all kinds of TV time and attention they don't deserve and they get to do what conservatives do best...Play the fucking victim all the way to the bank.

Berkeley should offer them a place to speak and the vast majority of the students, faculty and staff should just ignore the event.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:11 PM

4. Totally Agree

It just gives the deplorables another arrow in their quiver to use against us.

"See! Liberals are all for free speech unless it's someone they disagree with." They will trumpet this loudly and often.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:01 PM

3. didnt she JUST say she was going anyway and 'what would they do'? 'arrest' her?

crazy bitch.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:20 PM

5. "...continuing to try to place restrictions on her free speech..."

I suppose this could have been just a little more ironic, had it been a direct quote in the WaPo.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:28 PM

6. the safety concerns are legitimate.

a protestor got shot at close range in front of a wall of riot police by a woman who felt her husband's life was in danger outside a Yiannopoulis speech at the Univ of Washington on Inauguration day.

what was the shooting victim doing? grabbing a can of pepper spray her husband was deploying on the protestors.

the college republicans are trolling Cal. bring the suit.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:29 PM

7. Let the people who want to hear Coulter pay her and reserve a hall themselves

Why are they depending on some socialist cost-sharing arrangement (student activity fees) dictate their actions? Why don't they pull up their bootstraps and use the free market to pay Coulter's fee and rent a hall? Then they can all gather to their mean little hearts' content and listen to Coulter's deathless pronouncements. Instead, they're threatening to go running off to the courts like common ambulance chasing professional victims trying to hit the ghetto lottery.

Such sensitive, delicate little He-Man Masters of the Universe they are.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:14 PM

8. They were playing into her hands

That trolls' schtick has always been to say the most offensive thing possible, then play the victim when she was called on it.

She has to be in a position to generate her outrage at a slight she forced upon herself. Calling her an attention whore would be massively disrespectful of a class of people that provide an honest service under difficult circumstances.

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