American right-winger Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of Ottawa was cancelled Tuesday night due to security concerns after thousands protested outside the venue.
A spokesman for the group that organized the event said there were fears for Coulter’s well-being after about 2,000 people gathered outside the venue to protest her presence there.
Although the event was cancelled, organizers said her Canadian tour will continue, wrapping up at the University of Calgary on Thursday.
You don’t need a degree in marketing to know what sells and what smells. Well played, wingnuts.
AND FURTHERMORE… Could it be any more obvious? Coulter gets protesters everywhere she speaks. She’s had pies thrown at her from close range. This isn’t someone who’s freaked out by protesters — protesters are a given at any Coulter event.
The University of Ottawa put this faux “cancellation” debacle in motion when they warned her to watch her mouth and the media picked it up and ran with it. Now she’s gotten another day of publicity (read: another day to flog her book) and the wingnuts get to wank and run their mouths about being persecuted — mission accomplished!