BERKELEY’S SHAME: IT’S WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT

From Paul Bond’s article at hollywoodreporter.com:

Administrators at UC Berkeley may have reversed their decision to allow Ann Coulter to speak on campus, but the groups that invited the Conservative, best-selling author made it clear through their attorney late Thursday that a new date and place will not suffice.

Coulter had been booked for April 27, but Berkeley administrators abruptly canceled her engagement on Wednesday, citing security concerns. After massive publicity, they reversed course but reset the event for May 2, when students will be taking finals and therefore will be less likely to attend, according to lawyers representing the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation.

Associate vice chancellor Nils Gilman “grudgingly offered to allow the event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 — during ‘dead-week,’ when students are not even in class,” wrote Harmeet Dhillon of Dhillon Law Group in a letter to Berkeley interim vice chancellor of student affairs Stephen Sutton.

In other words:  you can speak, Ann.  But only when there’s no one there to hear you.  Have a nice day, and enjoy our commitment to freedom of speech.

I won’t write a concluding paragraph on this. There’s nothing I can say about Berkeley that you don’t already know.

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