Tag Archives: Ann Coulter

Spoiled has-been goes on unhinged rant after being moved to different seat on Delta flight

Source: Mic

“For the last twenty hours and counting, Ann Coulter has been on an tirade after Delta Airlines apparently decided Saturday to force her to leave her pre-booked seat — which apparently had extra leg room — and switch with another passenger elsewhere on the flight. Coulter posted a photo Saturday of the passenger she said was in the seat for which she paid extra in advance. She also railed against the airline staff, calling gate agents and flight attendants ‘Nurse Ratchets.’ … A spokesperson for Delta told Mic that the airline has reached out to Coulter to address her complaint, and clarified that she was moved to another seat in the exact same row — just not the specific seat she preselected.” [editor’s note: Nothing a lifetime ban can’t fix – TLK] (07/16/17)


Howard Dean’s new excuse for censoring Ann Coulter: She incites violence

Source: Reason
by Jacob Sullum

“Last week [Howard] Dean … said it was OK for a public university to cancel Coulter’s talk because ‘hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.’ … having been informed that ‘hate speech’ is not a constitutionally relevant category, Dean started citing Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, the 1942 case in which the Supreme Court upheld the criminalization of ‘fighting words,’ in-person insults that ‘tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace’ by provoking a violent response from the target. As I noted yesterday, neither of the Coulter quotations cited by Dean remotely resembles the Supreme Court’s definition of fighting words. Yesterday Dean decided his real point was not that Coulter’s remarks qualify as ‘hate speech’ or that they amount to ‘fighting words’ but (as I predicted) that they constitute ‘incitement to violence,’ which ‘is not protected.’ That issue, Dean informs us, ‘has been litigated multiple times.’ Once again Dean is making shit up to give his censorious impulses a sheen of constitutional legitimacy.” (04/25/17)


CA: UC Berkeley student Republicans sue over timing of Coulter burlesque

Source: Los Angeles Times

“A UC Berkeley student group on Monday filed a lawsuit demanding that the university allow conservative pundit Ann Coulter to speak on campus Thursday as originally planned. Citing unspecified threats, administrators had rescheduled Coulter’s appearance for May 2, when they said they could provide adequate security. But in its free-speech lawsuit, the Berkeley College Republicans — which planned to host Coulter — called that date a ‘sham’ intended to ensure her address was poorly attended. That day falls during ‘dead week,’ when students are studying for final exams and the campus traditionally is deserted. The university also had said Coulter would have to speak at midday, in a science hall located away from the central campus, rather than during the evening.” (04/24/17)


The Un-Free Speech Movement at Berkeley

Source: Reason
by Steve Chapman

“There are few prospects in life more appealing than the silence of Ann Coulter. She brings to mind what novelist Mary McCarthy said about playwright and Stalinist Lillian Hellman: ‘Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.” If the world never suffered another emission from Coulter’s toxic brain, it would be a better place. But she said she would speak at the University of California, Berkeley even though the school administration had canceled the speech she was scheduled to give April 27 at the invitation of two student groups. Faced with that challenge, the university changed its mind, sort of, proposing to let her appear May 2. All I can say is something I never thought I would: It will be a great thing for Ann Coulter to speak.” (04/24/17)


UC Berkeley declares itself unsafe for Ann Coulter

Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“[Ann Coulter’s] critics would have done well to deny her attention by treating her scheduled appearance with the ambivalent yawn every provocateur most dreads. Instead, they began playing into her hands, situating her appearance in a paradigm where free speech is cast as being in conflict with anti-racism — a wrongheaded frame anathema to civil-rights heroes and marginalized protesters the world over. It guarantees either that bigots like Coulter will be seen by many as occupying a moral high ground, or that free speech will suffer, hitting marginalized groups hardest in the end. Issuing violent threats was, for the left, the most counterproductive of all courses. It generated just the sort of attention Coulter thrives on. And it is remaking Berkeley into a place where the illiberal right can reliably bait the illiberal left into raising their profile.” (04/20/17)


CA: Berkeley grows some stones, stops appeasing anti-free-speech thugs, reverses Coulter ban

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The University of California, Berkeley, has announced it has found a new ‘protectable venue’ for the controversial rightwing speaker Ann Coulter, after initially canceling the event over security fears. At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, the university’s chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, said that the school could host Coulter in May at the ‘protectable venue.’ … The town of Berkeley, famous for its liberal history, has become the center of repeated clashes between far-right figures and leftwing protesters in the last few months.” (04/20/17)


CA: UC Berkeley administration, desperate to appease Antifa jackboots, cancels Coulter harangue

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Next week’s scheduled speech by right-wing pundit Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley is off — for now — because campus officials say they won’t be able to protect participants from rioting if it should happen. ‘We have been unable to find a safe and suitable venue for your planned April 27 event featuring Ann Coulter,’ vice chancellors Scott Biddy and Stephen Sutton emailed the student groups co-hosting the event — the Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeUSA — Tuesday evening. The organizers are not giving up, saying the university’s action amounts to unconstitutional prior restraint.” (04/19/17)


CA: In nod to affirmative action, UC Berkeley conservatives schedule Coulter speech

Source: Fox News

“Controversial conservative [sic] commentator Ann Coulter is scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley in April, less than three months after an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos sparked violent protests. Young America’s Foundation announced this week that the 11-time New York Times bestselling author is slated to give a talk on campus on April 27.” (03/30/17)