I might be biting some Six in the Morning material, but I just thought I would draw everyone’s attention to the Fulcrum‘s great article on conservative pundit Ann Coulter‘s talk at the University of Ottawa getting cancelled.
As the Dog Blog noted previously, Coulter was already stirring up controversy before arriving, both by reputation and by her claiming to be the victim of a hate crime. Her talk was supposed to talk place last night at the U of O’s Marion Hall. After a fire alarm was pulled and protesters made a point of disrupting the event further, it was cancelled due to security concerns.
The Fulcrum got a lot of the right interviews, including one with a great neighborhood crazy:
Frances Ladouceur, another Ottawa resident, was not able to get into the event after the protesters pulled the fire alarm.
“I’m upset that a bunch of punks … that obviously aren’t from this country, they’re Arabic or whatever —they ruined it for everyone else,” she said. “It is a communist university and I will never send my children to this university.”
The National Post has some Coulter reaction, featuring a terrible, terrible pun on her part. (“A-Houle”? Really?)
UPDATE: The Fulcrum has just put up an editorial on the matter. Being the U of O’s student paper, they’ve got a unique perspective on the situation.