03.24.2010 11:32 AM

Coulter cabal*: “Utter disorganization”

Hmm. A somewhat different take on the Venomous, Vile Vituperator’s Visit©* to Ottawa:

CTV’s Daniele Hamamdjian said “a combination of overcapacity and utter disorganization” contributed to the collapse of the event.

Prior to the cancellation, Hamamdjian said only a small number of students were tasked with verifying the names of the people who had signed up to attend Coulter’s talk.

“It was a disaster in terms of just organization, which is probably one of the reasons why it was cancelled,” Hamamdjian told CTV News Channel from Ottawa on Wednesday morning.

Police eventually showed up to the scene and blocked the door to the building, but Hamamdjian said she doubted whether the combination of protesters and disorganization actually constituted “a physical risk to Ann Coulter.”

(*I love alliterations. Guilty as charged.)

O’MALLEY-GRAM: The plot thickens. And, perhaps, sickens. Anyone ever see Bob Roberts?


  1. Winston Higgs says:

    Vituperator? Took me a while, but thanks to alphaDictionary.com I am enlightened. They use it in the following sentence: If you find yourself falling victim to the verbs curse or cuss too often, here is the perfect substitute: “Vituperate, fulminate, blaspheme as much as you want, revile me if you will, but I will not eat this hotdog without chili.” Brilliant. Must be one of those $10 lawyerin’ words you lernt in Lawyerin’ Skool. Can’t help but notice how much the word looks like “velociraptor”. Coincidence?

  2. Rotterdam says:

    The left stormed the foyer topped tables, pulled fire the alarm.

    Nothing new.


    • Brian says:

      “The left” did it. Yes. that’s who! Them left people!

      I love how politics has degenerated into a sort of bad remake of that Star Trek episode with the dark/light guy on one side, and the light/dark guy on the other.

      For one thing, as a conservative, I’d have loved to have pulled the fire alarm on Coulter-Levant. I didn’t, and wouldn’t have, because it would have fed their ego, and been an unprincipled step besides. But that shouldn’t stop me from *wanting* to do it. And I’d have enjoyed doing it because a decent country deserves better than to hear from people who pervert facts and make a mockery of rational society. Opposing clowns like Coulter or Levant has nothing to do with being “left” or “right,” and everything to do with “reason” versus “fraud.”

      • john hynes says:

        For another thing, you aren’t a conservative. Here in Canuckistan there are no real conservatives. Most of ’em all moved. Thus the brouhaha over Annie dear. What a delightful bit of recognition for the university of Ottawa. Maybe Annie should have donned a niqab and touted sharia law…surely then her ‘voice’ would be heard. I’m embarrassed to be Canadian.

  3. kiidumae says:

    Warren are you talking about Coulter or the Liberal leader and vote in the house yesterday? Utter disorganization seems to discribe the Liberal caucus more than Ms. Coulter.

  4. Mulletaur says:

    The whole thing is taking the appearance of a publicity stunt.

  5. Walkswithcoffee says:

    So, after being shouted at, Coulter paniced and walked. No?

  6. Walkswithcoffee says:

    Correction: the timeline suggests that after fearing being shouted at, Coulter panicked and walked. No?

  7. Jon Evan says:

    This is, of course, the spin of the left for why the lecture was cancelled. Spin and not truth or debate. Spin instead of civil dialog. How predictable and yes offensive is all this.
    Ann Coulter is offensive but you are not. How self-righteous the left is! It is true what you said earlier:
    “Man oh man, we’re going to be hearing about this for years.” But, Warren you did not tell us what “this” is? The left has revealed itself here and you will wear it for years!

  8. T says:

    Was it a publicity stunt or just some opportunism arising from Ezra Levant’s ineptitude? That guy could mess up free beer night at Steamwhistle.

  9. Sandra says:

    It’s obviously a publicity stunt. This is how she makes the big bucks.

  10. Action says:

    Watching Henry Rollins “letter to Anne Coulter” on youtube is worth several minutes of your time – priceless (not, however, family friendly!)

  11. Tceh says:

    Ann Coulter is the best thing to happen to Canada. Every time she speaks people nod their heads and inch further to the center. Let her speak.

  12. TACH says:

    Just watched a bit of coverage on CNN. Thought you might be interested that Ezra Levant was referred to as a student by the anchor and the caption at the bottom of the image read “Ezra Levant – Student Leader”. That and the fact Ms Coulter sputtered that she would have Ezra Levant serve as her lawyer in a taking this matter of denial of her free speech rights to the Human Rights Commission make it all the more interesting. She should be ignored — after all, who really wants to get their political commentary from the World Wrestling Federation…

    • Jan says:

      They’re laughing at her on Joy Behar – that she’s so desperate she’s now having to flog her books in Ottawa.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I think so – publicity stunt arranged by Ezra Levant; still after the HRC; and freedom of speech.
    I wish he’d get a life.

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Canadians are polite, but nasty when aroused. Remember Billy Bob Thornton?

  15. Michael S says:

    I was there. I saw a conservative operative pulled the alarm. Hippies don’t wear ironed khakis and run around with a blackberry. The reality is that they only had 100 or so known supporters there, with a crowd of hundreds lined up. They wanted to fill the hall with their own friendly folks, but couldn’t get enough takers, and as such couldn’t guarantee a supportive audience, so they shut it down rather than face a real audience and real questions.

  16. Eugene Parks says:

    These conservative PMO types also threaten me. Did so publically threatening me with davie jones locker – in the London Free Press; I get what a threat feels like and it’s not fun. So I seriously ask, was there evidence of violence, a real threat, or what:

    On the one hand: From Levant’s so-called evidence of a threat: “Everyone should call the police if she starts in on a hate speech… it is illegal in Canada” What kind of threat is stuff like the above – NOT!

    On the other hand: I know there is are other comments at the level of “gravy and wolverines on angel dust” and “tar and feathering” but seriously threats? They are proverbally calling her a —insert bad word—.

    She is a sock jock who ran from being shouted at. Nevertheless, cool the language. We don’t need to be like her.

  17. Iris Mclean says:

    Sorry folks, but as an almost life-long Liberal, I’m sad to say that Canada is in desperate need of a proper opposition party.

  18. S. Peterson says:

    Think of the protest this lady drummed up against Obama. Nothing was too vile. He was spit at, threatened, lied about. And let not ever forget that if your ideology differs from the right’s you are not even let INTO the country to speak. How’s that for censorship?

  19. Catherine says:

    Susan Delacourt is interesting today.
    Apparently, Ann Coulter is claiming that MPs were banned from attending her gig at the U of O.

    Who banned them, I wonder?

  20. Michael S says:

    The PMO did, to avoid being tarnished by her brush.

  21. bigcitylib says:

    Rathgeber was their, so I doubt this claim of an MP ban.

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