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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

In an op-ed for the student paper, USC Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry said his "gut instincts question why a University cannot simply deny a speaker's invitation to spread his message on their campus." Carry said he "found the content of [Shapiro's speech in his videos] to be abhorrent, painful, offensive and hateful."

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All in all, Ainsley Carry's letter actually indicates he ultimately believes in the rights of controversial lecturers to speak. So, good on him.

#1 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-10 09:10 PM | Reply

From Carry's letter:

"However if we believe that the mission of an educational institution is to seek truth, advance learning and disseminate knowledge, then free speech, even offensive speech, is a prerequisite. We cannot deny speakers who have been invited by the student community based on the content of their message. If we intend to have a critical perspective on what is true and what is false, we need to hear both sides. We could not fulfill our duties to teaching and learning if we barricade our campus from offensive content."

#2 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-10 09:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No one has ever stopped shapiro from speaking at a college. It just been him --ssying out in fear because of the legal protests his unAmerican rhetoric attracts.

If I were in charge of a college I'd have him speak and get a professor that teaches a logic course to point out his fallacies. That way shapiro can be used to actually teach someone something for once.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-11 02:07 PM | Reply

#3

He was barred from St. Olaf's earlier this year:

www.startribune.com

His 2016 lecture at Cal State Los Angeles was cancelled by the administration at the last minute
because THEY pu$$ed out, not Shapiro.

abc7.com

#4 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-11 02:34 PM | Reply

"... abhorrent, painful, offensive and hateful."

Man, you righties sure have some strange heroes.

Cause that's how you were raised I guess.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-10-11 03:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 Shapiro is actually fairly mainstream, as far as the New Wave of Public Intellectuals go.
Don Lemon likes him; Brian Stetler likes him. They might not agree with him, but he is no bomb-thrower.
He goes overboard on the LGBTQI stuff, but he's otherwise misrepresented by the adjectives you quote.

#6 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-11 03:30 PM | Reply

This is the left at its worst. Take someone like Shapiro or Heather MacDonald and pretend they are exactly the same as Milo or Coulter.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 03:33 PM | Reply

#7 Haven't you heard? Everyone to the right of Bernie is a filthy Nazi!

#8 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-11 03:36 PM | Reply

"Take someone like Shapiro or Heather MacDonald and pretend they are exactly the same as Milo or Coulter."

What's wrong with Milo and Ann?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-11 03:56 PM | Reply

#9 They're blondes.

#10 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-11 04:00 PM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY KARABEKIAN

He's a walking logical fallacy. The should call him the Strawman.

#11 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-11 07:02 PM | Reply

#11
I'd have to listen to his lectures point by point. I generally disagree with him on LGBTQ issues, but I think he's generally a typical religious conservative, as far as most thing. To the extent that conservative principles are logical fallacies - okay; to the extent they are not - that's cool, too.

#12 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-11 07:48 PM | Reply

Holy fuggg my sides! Lil' Benji Shapiro, a member of the "Intellectual Dark Web" is suddenly sooper-dooper radical and dangerous? The IDW are establishment-approved gatekeepers. This is bad comedy.

Then again, maybe he's become an insurgent since he didn't get his own hip, stylish portrait included in the failing new york times' write-up:

www.nytimes.com

#13 | Posted by Heinrich at 2018-10-12 02:16 AM | Reply

The same idiots who "listen [to] and believe" this kind of claptrap were almost certainly bowled over by simple yet ultimately meaningless network charts like that which supposedly depicts the "Alternative Influence Network" (datasociety.net). LOL @ Crypto-commies who think they can just come up with an acronym and thereby corral all their cattle into a nice safe pen.

#14 | Posted by Heinrich at 2018-10-12 02:25 AM | Reply

#14 | Posted by Heinrich at 2018-10-12 02:25 AM | Reply | Flag: Sock Puppet Account of TOR

#15 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-12 03:23 AM | Reply

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