More Coulter Linkage
March 24, 2010, 06:12 PM
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Colby Cosh did a thoughtful post about free speech here, and got an  immediate phone call from Ann Coulter herself: [Links added]

Coulter: the she-devil in her own words

Coulter tells Maclean’s she never had the chance to move on from a private dinner reception at which she was signing books, meeting local conservatives, and waiting for the all-clear from her bodyguard, who was on the scene at the university. �I was just reviewing my speech. It was a fine little speech, and by the way, I cut it down so we could have an extensive question-and-answer period. I gathered that I was going to have a very exciting crowd tonight.�

The police, Coulter says, �had been warning my bodyguard all day that they were putting up [messages] on Facebook: �Bring rocks, bring sticks, you gotta hurt Ann Coulter tonight, don’t let her speak.’ And the cops eventually said, we’ve got a bad feeling, this isn’t gonna happen. And they shut it down.�

Coulter agrees with the suggestion that conservative speakers face greater dangers and nuisances in trying to encounter audiences on university campuses. �I speak at a lot of college campuses and I need a bodyguard… Michael Moore does not; Judy Rebick does not. I think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could have spoken tonight with less controversy.� She dismisses the possibility, however, that things are ever likely to change. �Unfortunately, conservatives are too polite, so they will never get a taste of their own medicine in that regard, in terms of angry mobs with sticks and rocks.�

She accuses the University of Ottawa’s academic vice-president, Francois Houle, of �inspiring hatred� toward her with his epistolary warning to her that she needed to be conscious of Canada’s criminal prohibitions of hate speech. Indeed, she says she intends, with [Ezra]Levant’s help, to ask police to proceed with exactly the same charges against Houle.

One-man media empire Robert Stacy McCain has more at various places around the web: