I am aware that every media outlet in Chapel Hill is going to be covering this speech; however, this is something that I simply could not go without commenting on.
The Daily Tar Heel writes:
Although the approximately 50 students and community members who came to protest Ashcroft’s speech don’t agree with his politics, they do agree that open debate is vital.
What open debate? The speech was littered with interruptions, people walking out and protestors yelling and holding up “F— Your War” signs as attendees left Memorial Hall.
Lest people forget, the vital part to this vital debate is listening to what your opposition has to say and, dare I say, doing it with at least the semblance of respect.
It seems as if those wishing to engage Mr. Ashcroft in this debate forgot that one minor detail.