[The speaker] said she will file a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission over the way she was treated by the University of Ottawa.

In a column posted on the website Townhall.com, [she] said she hopes the “august” commission will find out whether the school has warned other speakers to watch their words the way she was warned this week.

Click here to read more about the poor treatment Ann Coulter is receiving from the evile Canadahoovians.

Oh, and Ann, you’re a faggot. As it were.

Comments

  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    March 26, 2010

    The only things Ann Coulter has repressed is her common sense, humanity, compassion, reason and thinking. Dung beetles are a higher life form than Coulter.

  2. #2 Phillip IV
    March 26, 2010

    she hopes the “august” commission will find out whether the school has warned other speakers to watch their words the way she was warned this week.

    Which would of course be relevant only if said other speakers also had a track record of past statements that could possibly fall under Canadian hate speech legislation, as was the case for Coulter.

    It’s the classical ‘false balance’ ploy – in which a loon like Coulter claims discrimination over the fact that her sane peers are never referred to as insane.

  3. #3 Stephanie Z
    March 26, 2010

    Phillip, that may be the best explanation of the false balance problem I’ve ever read.

  4. #4 Mike Haubrich
    March 26, 2010

    I wouldn’t expect Ann to understand the Canadian “hate speech” laws with much depth. She still thinks, and likes to correct Canadians on this, that the Canadians fought in Vietnam.

  5. #5 Scott Rowed
    March 26, 2010

    For another take on this, read this article by Neil Macdonald (one of us nasty atheists):
    http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/03/24/f-rfa-macdonald.html

    The human rights commissions have a long and sorry history in Canada. Ezra Levant, one of Coulter’s organizers, was one of its victims, but he ultimately beat it by videotaping the “court” and posting it on Youtube. Free speech supporters, no matter what their politics, got behind Levant on this issue even though many of us aren’t fans of Levant’s style or his stand on other issues.

    Levant successfully goaded University of Ottawa’s provost Francois Houle into writing a warning letter to Coulter, which Levant is now using as the basis for Coulter’s HRC complaint. Houle should have known better.

    Much of the media is reporting that Coulter’s speech was cancelled by the university or the police over security concerns. That’s not true – it was Levant himself who cancelled it.

  6. #6 RodM
    March 26, 2010

    Being a Canadian I have not been exposed to much of Ann Coulter’s “Idiocy”, but after reading the letter that the university sent her and then reading some of the comments she has made over the years my personal opinion is that the the letter was simply there to protect her as some of the comments she has made probably could come under our Hate Speech laws. Though I must add the The Law in Canada is actually very rarely used and people are rarely charged.

    I don’t see why warning her about the Laws ahead of time is an issue.

    It would be like Warning Ted Nugent about Canada’s gun laws before he came into the country!

  7. #7 D. C.
    March 26, 2010

    I’m an absolutist on free speech rights, so I would fight to the death for Ann Coulter or any one else to speak her mind. And I really do think that efforts to shout her down or protest her giving a talk at a university generally do more harm to the protesters than it does her.

    But having said that, Coulter has been so toxic to intelligent discourse in the USA, there’s a part of me that, when she when does get shouted down, just wants to say, “Ha ha!”

  8. #8 itzac
    March 26, 2010

    A woman’s who’s made a career of hating and being hated is upset because people hate her?

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/03/23/throw-ann-coulter-in-jail/

    This articles makes a pretty good case that the justification of the letter as a warning is pretty specious, though I think calling it a threat, or oppressive is also pretty strong. It was a smarmy way of saying “Please be nice.” But last I checked smarminess wasn’t illegal in Canada.

    And frankly, if I’m lending my venue to someone, I have no problem setting boundaries for the speaker. If she doesn’t like it she can find another venue.

    It’s ironic, however, that Coulter is turning to the human rights commission, given that her host here, Ezra Levant, wrote a whole book about how it should be abolished.

  9. #9 Greg Laden
    March 26, 2010

    D.C., so you would fight to the death (which I find hard to believe so Anne Coulter can dish out her vile rhetoric, but you are at the same time telling people who gather in numbers to shout back at her to sit down and shut up?

    You need to bring your thinking out to one more level of meta.

  10. #10 D. C.
    March 26, 2010

    Greg, I don’t believe I said anything about telling other people to “sit down and shut up”. Perhaps you could show with of the three sentences I wrote contains that phrase. The protesters have every right to speak their mind. As does Coulter, as vile as she is.

    If that’s too meta for you, then I’m sorry.

  11. #11 Rob Jase
    March 26, 2010

    So what’s with calling her a faggot?

    I’ve never met any homosexual, male or female, even half as obnoxious as Annie.

    Besides, her reassignment surgery went relatively well IMO.

  12. #12 Art
    March 26, 2010

    Let’s not beat up on dung beetles. They take dung and make something useful out of it. Many are creating a brooding chamber with their rolling. All of them fill a vital niche in the ecosystem.

    Coulter, not so much. In fact one might wonder if dung beetles would try to roll Coulter into a ball.

  13. #13 Greg Laden
    March 26, 2010

    So what’s with calling her a faggot?

    That’s a quote from her, but she was referring to someone else. I’m just reminding people of what Ann Coulter is all about. See: http://tinyurl.com/yaggf5s

  14. #14 Greg Laden
    March 26, 2010

    D.C.: Not too meta, I think I just misunderstood your meaning. My bad. Thanks for the correction.

  15. #15 momkat
    March 26, 2010

    I thought the guy was doing her a favor, reminding her that she wasn’t in Kansas anymore.

  16. #16 SLC
    March 26, 2010

    Is that nice, calling Tranny Annie Coulter a faggot?