Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bourgeois Media Sides with Reactionary & Fails to Do Its Job

Ann Coulter is a particularly reactionary American pundit who embarked on a three city tour of Canadian universities; U of Western Ontario, U of Ottawa, and U of Calgary. Here is footage from her speech at Western on 22 March in which she tells a 17 year old hijab-wearing student to ¨take a camel¨ as transport if she doesn´t have a flying carpet:

At the University of Ottawa about 2000 students showed up to protest her appearance at their university due to her well-known hate speech.

At the University of Calgary only about 40 students protested her performance with home-made placards bearing slogans such as ¨free speech not hate speech¨ and others.

THE CENTRAL QUESTION FOR BOURGEOIS JOURNALISTS TO COVER IS: ¨Does Ann Coulter´s speeches constitute hate speech under Canadian law¨

Here are the relevant quotes that any journalist doing their job would have cited:

They're [Democrats] always accusing us of repressing their speech. I say let's do it. Let's repress them. Frankly, I'm not a big fan of the First Amendment.
* University of Florida speech; October 20, 2005

When contemplating college liberals, you really regret once again that John Walker is not getting the death penalty. We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors.
* Conservative Political Action Conference; February 26, 2002

Which brings me to this week's scandal about No Such Agency spying on 'Americans.' I have difficulty ginning up much interest in this story inasmuch as I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East, and sending liberals to Guantanamo.
* Live and Let Spy; December 21, 2005

"I'm getting a little fed up with hearing about, oh, civilian casualties"; "I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning.

[Canadians] better hope the United States does not roll over one night and crush them. They are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent.

We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens's creme brulee. That's just a joke, for you in the media.
* Philander Smith College January 26, 2006 [18]

I think our motto should be, post-9-11, 'raghead talks tough, raghead faces consequences.'
* At CPAC Conference; February 10, 2006

"Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president"
* (Version of her February 23, 2005 article, "REPUBLICANS, BLOGGERS AND GAYS, OH MY!" at her website

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.

When we were fighting communism, OK, they had mass murderers and gulags, but they were white men and they were sane. Now we're up against absolutely insane savages.
* [6]; August 16, 2004

THE CENTRAL QUESTION FOR LEFTIST ACTIVISTS IS: ¨Is blocking her platform at the university serving the political-economic interests of the working class and its oppressed layers?¨

Mark Warren describes it as ¨mob justice¨

In a truly pathetic attempt to do some research into this reactionary maggot posted an article that listed ¨some of Coulter's quotes that really stood out over the years¨

--On her controversial remarks: "I like to stir up the pot. I don't pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do."

--On voting rights: "It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact."

--On Liberals: "Liberals hate America, they hate flag-wavers, they hate abortion opponents, they hate all religions except Islam, post 9/11. Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now."

--On terrorism: "We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."

--On security: "If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether." She also sad Muslims could use "flying carpets" to travel instead. When a Muslim female student called Coulter on that comment during one of her students, she told the student "to take a camel." See video.

--On Jihad fighters: "I believe our motto should be after 9/11: Jihad monkey talks tough; jihad monkey takes the consequences. Sorry, I realize that's offensive. How about "camel jockey"? What? Now what'd I say? Boy, you tent merchants sure are touchy. Grow up, would you?"

--On John Edwards: "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I'm – so, kind of at an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards, so I think I'll just conclude here and take your questions." See video.

--On Jews: "We just want Jews to be perfected ... That is what Christianity is ... that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews." See video.

--On Barack Obama before he became President: "It's shocking that ... he's probably going to be our next president, President Hussein" and "[h]is first big accomplishment" was "being born half-black. ... He wouldn't be running for president if he weren't half-black."

--On the health care reform: "I might be in favor of national healthcare if it required all Democrats to get their heads examined."

--On the election of a Republican in Massachusetts: "The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's old seat must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink."

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