I don't like Ann Coulter's humour. Many of her statements seem buffoonish at times. Some of my friends were disappointed that I declined to attend her talk when she visited The University of Western Ontario.
And yet, I thought it reprehensible that the University of Ottawa's Provost would issue a veiled threat to her in the form of a reminder about Canada's "hate speech" legislation before she visited their campus. Shock of shocks, the Canadian Association of University Teachers actually agreed with my position and wrote to the Provost, objecting to his behaviour (see this).
So, now, after some students disrupted her planned speech and closed it down, where are the University of Ottawa admins now? Has the Provost made any pronouncements denouncing their actions, denouncing their lack of "respect and consideration"? Alan Adamson asks a similar question. As Ezra Levant has said,
Houle essentially accused Coulter of planning to commit illegal acts. But when actual illegal plans were hatched -- in public for the world to see -- and then carried out, Houle was silent. So much for his "restraint, respect and consideration."
What a bunch of friggn hypocrites.