Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cal adminstration courted a set- up?

See:
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/23/uc-berkeley-free-speech-week-officially-canceled/
“Wait, whoah, hold on a second,” wrote a clearly surprised Mogulof. “What, exactly, are you saying? What were you told by MILO Inc? Was it a set-up from the get-go?”


“Yes,” came Wintrich’s one-word response.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/us/milo-berkeley-free-speech.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
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Parts of UC faculty, others view it this way for various reasons, but here is one view point that details it out:

"But finally the most shameful thing about Chancellor Christ’s scheme is its own intellectual vacuity." See:
http://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/essays/free-speech-year/

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/23/uc-berkeley-says-free-speech-week-is-canceled-milo-yiannopoulos-says-hes-still-coming-to-campus/?utm_term=.71f0a0ca1202

"Mogulof said the events that had been proposed, if not backed by a student group would need to comply with guidelines for outdoor campus events.

Those include a requirement that the events be “academically driven.” Yiannopoulos’s plans, Mogulof said, would not meet that standard.

He is, however, allowed to speak on the public campus as a private citizen."
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Some more of the coverage:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-berkeley-counterprotesters-20170922-story.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/free-speech-week-uc-berkeley-canceled-milo-yiannopoulos-blames-school-n804171

AP updates here as well: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/education/article/The-Latest-Milo-Yiannopoulos-to-hold-rally-at-UC-12223458.php


http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Confusing-turns-over-status-of-Free-Speech-Week-12223234.php#photo-14204854

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/uc-berkeley-free-speech-week-event-canceled-50045219
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http://news.berkeley.edu/campus-update-on-free-speech-week/
Campus update on ‘Free Speech Week’

Saturday, Sept. 23

The student organization Berkeley Patriot has indicated through its outside legal counsel that they have canceled all events due to take place from Sept. 24-27.

The situation is evolving and we will continue to provide information on our update website, especially about campus security measures. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


-- but some folks won't feel so patient and understanding, all sorts of biz impacted etc. This comment is likely going to hold true but might show up in different ways: "Note: Despite the threat of a lawsuit against Berkeley, look for the reverse to happen to recover the university's costs."

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And, unfortunately, the most prominent 24 hour cable news networks' pundits continue in their real time coverage- to cite: that highly questionable survey as fact...

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