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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:31 PM

18. UC Berkeley got egg on it's face and did an about face to save it's reputaion

And it's not the first time.

Birthplace of the 'free speech' movement my ass...

UC Berkeley students seek to block Bill Maher speech

Comedian Bill Maher is scheduled to be the speaker at UC Berkeley’s mid-year commencement, but some students, who object to what they allege to be his anti-Muslim statements, are asking administrators to rescind the invitation.

A petition urging the university to drop Maher from the Dec. 20 event has garnered more than 1,400 signatures, according to the student newspaper The Daily Californian. The protest was started by the Change.org group and is backed by the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Coalition on campus, the paper reported.

“It’s not an issue of freedom of speech, it’s a matter of campus climate,” student senator Marium Navid told the newspaper. “The First Amendment gives him the right to speak his mind, but it doesn’t give him the right to speak at such an elevated platform as the commencement. That’s a privilege his racist and bigoted remarks don’t give him.”

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-ln-uc-maher-20141027-story.html

Bill Maher on Berkeley riot: The left has a ‘problem’ with free speech

‘Free speech should be something we own’ said the liberal comedian

Outspoken liberal comedian Bill Maher says the left needs to rethink its hostility to freedom of speech in the wake of the riot at the University of California, Berkeley this week.

“Believe me, I’ve been a longtime critic of colleges shutting people up,” Mr. Maher said Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “That is a problem on the left that we need to deal with, very much so. Free speech should be something we own.”

Students at the prestigious public university assaulted people in the streets, lit fires and looted stores on Wednesday night in order to prevent conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/4/bill-maher-berkeley-riot-left-has-problem-free-spe/








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