Ottawa: How Not to do Free Speech

UPDATE: Ann Coulter Dropped from Conservative Conference!

Ann Coulter, the former playboy-model who magicked a punditry career cause of her good looks and empty brain, has been on a speaking tour through some Canadian universities the last couple of weeks.

Yeah, Ann, they love you for your mind...

She had already taken a stop at Western, where she played the usual crap-filled hate-mongering vitriolic shit card to a paying audience, making sure to insult a  Muslum student during question period. For some more context, this is the same racist bitch who said these comments during an interview a couple years back:

She continued on to her next event, put on by the Conservative Club at the University of Ottawa. She was greeted there with the usual, completely justified protests to her vitriolic and ignorant garbage. The event itself was ill-managed, but the real shame came while Ms. Coulter was preparing to start her speech. Amidst the extreme protests, one fucking asshole vigilante decided for all of us that Coulter’s speech was so unacceptable that we all should be barred from hearing it. So they pulled the fire alarm, causing the organizers to cancel the event with safety concerns.

Let’s be clear, here. Ann Coulter’s opinions are a rotting, pus-filled corpse of vomitous ignorance and xenophobia. HOWEVER, barring actual calls of violence against a person or group of people, our Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that she should have a right to speak.

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

(a) freedom of conscience and religion;

(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;

(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and

(d) freedom of association.

Now, I ask anyone who was happy about her talk getting shut down: WHAT PART OF THAT DON’T YOU GET? Ann Coulter has every right to expose her pathetic ignorance to the world, so that we all are aware of how stupid that ignorance is, and rightly ignore it. You moronic protesters just made all of Canada look like a bunch of intolerant, PC thugs, and just gave her more ammunition for her batshit insanity. I’d like to point out, for a protest against Ann Coulter, the net result was pretty damn pro-Ann Coulter. You fucking, inexcusably stupid idiots.

I know the fire alarm was the act of a lone individual, but if you celebrated the ‘victory’ over Coulter, you’re worse than she is.

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Hat tip to Amy-Jean, for that all that stuff she said in the comments section.


~ by Andrew on March 25, 2010.

7 Responses to “Ottawa: How Not to do Free Speech”

  1. I think I need credit for
    1. telling you she was doing a tour
    2. telling you she came to my university
    3. telling you about camels
    4. showing you that clip about the jews.
    Come on come on g&o needs more traffic.

  2. ALSO. The freedom of speech charter does have a limitation. Promoting hate towards any identifiable group can get you slapped with a hate crime. Rightly so.


    It’s looking like it was her team itself that canceled the event.
    I admire your willingness to support freedom of expression in all cases, even if I find it naive, nobody actually challenged her right to speak; she pretended to be a victim because staying at a plush fund raiser dinner seemed more appealing to her. You can say the crowd was being classless, but just as she had the right to spew her vile hate speech, they had the right to respond with the amount of civility she deserved.

    For another take on this incident, my opinion is that of this Vancouver Sun opinion piece: “Free speech” is much easier for those in positions of power, like Ms. Coulter. The only crime here is that her victims don’t get nearly the same “freedom” to make their case.

  4. […] I happen to agree with Ann’s right to speak freely, despite the fact that she mostly spews vomitous garbage. When she came to speak in Ottawa, (invited by a local group), a couple of idiotic punks prevented her from dumping her load. It was wrong to stop her speaking then, and it is now, but it’s the wingnut’s conference, and they can do what they want with it.  I really find amusing is the fact that Ann Coulter, who is so far right wing that she thinks all jews must be ‘perfected’ (or burn, I suppose), is too friendly towards TEH GAY for these crazies. […]

  5. […] to speak for you guys, I think you’re nuts on the birther thing (though I like you otherwise!)I happen to agree with Ann’s right to speak freely, despite the fact that she mostly spews vomitous garbage. […]

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