Fordham President Blasts College Republicans For Booking Ann Coulter’s “Repugnant Speech”
Fordham University President Joseph M. McShane believes in free speech, and so won’t stop the event, but believe’s what Ann Coulter has to say is “repugnant.” McShane wrote a letter about it to the student body.
“The College Republicans, a student club at Fordham University, has invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus on November 29,” the letter began, adding that despite her views being “unpopular,” the university will not block her from speaking.
However, he wrote, “to say that I am disappointed with the judgment and maturity of the College Republicans, however, would be a tremendous understatement. There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative—more heat than light—and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature.”