reply to post by saynotoliberalism
Throwing a pie is just as dispicable.
You honestly justify these actions? It's funny, two posts up I just said I wouldn't even blink if Bill O'Reilly came to speak near me.
And did you not watch the movie? The tickets were paying for Michael Moore. Also, the conservative speaker had to have a private jet paid for.
Your views are very jaded, but what could one expect with a name like "saynotoliberalism"?
However, throwing a pie and disrupting a speech are hardly even close to what happened here. Petitions to fire, lawsuits, and bribery are just a few
of the terrible things documented in this video.
You missed the point, I'm afraid. It wasn't "conservatives" are bad. The point was that when you are so sure of yourself and your views that you
can't even hear the other side of the story, you not only hurt yourself - from being so egotistical and unrefined - but you hurt everyone else around
Maybe you should take a lesson from the movie...
*edited to add:
I disagree about the money issue. 2 reasons.
1) The tickets were paying for all or most of Michael Moore's visit.
2) Protesting is fine. Showing up and making a scene while he is speaking would have also been fine - but tactless.
Throwing a fit and making a mockery of themselves is not fine. It was pathetic. A place of learning, a University no less, had more childish actions
that week than most elementary schools.
Remember, only one person was truely effected, and that was the guy named Joe. Fired for trying to enlighten his peers.
[edit on 20-1-2008 by Sublime620]