November 24, 2007

Amazing -- no disruption, no protests, speaker allowed to talk

This would be the case for one Islamic activist and journalist Yvonne Ridley, who gave a speech about the "valiant" Taliban the other day at UC Irvine. Yes, she's a bona fide nutjob, but d'ya notice anything in that video? There was no major disruption by pro-American protestors. There was no speech-stopping heckling by anti-radical Muslim activists. Ms. Ridley was allowed to speak.

Funny how that doesn't apply to those on the other side of the spectrum, eh?

Posted by Hube at November 24, 2007 08:10 AM | TrackBack

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And that is, of course, precisely what the Left counts on.

One side of the political debate in this country is civilized. The other side is liberal. Any questions?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at November 24, 2007 11:23 AM

Hmmm. Perhaps the speech stifling by the right is more polished. Like implying that someone is unpatriotic, seditious or a weak-wristed girlie-man for being against a dumb war. Or accused of being a Marxist for wanting healthcare for all Americans.

I am not accusing you of such behavior, Hube, but there are people that are guilty of such speech-inhibiting tactics on the Right, no?

Then again, there are also the Bush people that banged on the doors of Florida Elections Department offices. They weren't nearly as subtle.

Posted by: LiberalGeek at November 26, 2007 04:30 PM

How is mere name-calling "stifling speech," Geek? The Left calls names just as much as the Right; however, when it comes to actually allowing people to speak, the Left is by FAR worse in disruptions.

And I don't get your FL reference. Please elaborate.

Posted by: Hube at November 26, 2007 07:33 PM

Well, there is name-calling and then there is accusations of treason and sedition. These accusations change a discussion into an argument (on both sides). I have certainly seen people shouted down on Fox by an angry host.

As for FL, here is the best link I could find as sleep overtook me:

Posted by: LiberalGeek at November 27, 2007 02:14 AM

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