Saturday, January 14, 2017
Milo Yiannopoulos Returns to UC Davis
Today, conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos returned to UC Davis after his event had been shut down because of unruly protesters Friday night. He and the Campus Republicans held a meeting on a central part of the campus and marched around-followed by protesters, of course.
"...and Yiannopoulos is popular with the “alt-right” movement, an offshoot of conservatism that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism."
This is the second or third time I have seen these words in connection with last night's event. If the Sacramento Bee is implying that Yiannopoulos is a racist, I think that is unfair and inaccurate. In last night's report, the Sacramento Bee used the same wording to refer to Yiannopoulos.
"He is popular with the “alt right” movement, an offshoot of conservatism that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism."
I wonder where the SacBee got that.
Eureka! I have found it! This is the same language used by AP in their November "guidelines" on how to report on the "Alt-Right".
"The style arbiter then added, “whenever ‘alt-right’ is used in a story, be sure to include a definition: ‘an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism,’ or, more simply, ‘a white nationalist movement.'”
It might also be appropriate to determine how many of this riff-raff were actually UCD students as opposed to professional protesters, an idea expressed to me by investigative reporter Lee Kaplan, who follows these events closely. Possible suspects, according to Kaplan? International ANSWER-funded by none other than George Soros.
So did mob rule by the left win last night? Surely they think they did. However, public disgust with the goings-on in our universities and the inability or unwillingness of campus administrators to insure free speech for all free of disruption and intimidation has risen to what I consider an all-time high-as evidenced by the election of Donald Trump, as just one example. In my view, they cut their own throats last night.