Once again, I’m disappointed with Blatchford for not taking the stage, regardless.
UPDATE: Mark Steyn writes…
Re my recent appearance in London, Ontario, I wrote that “‘security concerns’ are the new black(out)” .
The latest victim is my old pal, the great Christie Blatchford. Blatch is nobody’s idea of a “right-winger” or “racist” — indeed, she’s so respectable she has a Globe & Mail contract and a Governor-General’s Literary Award, neither of which I’m in danger of any time soon.
Nevertheless she was prevented from speaking by thugs at the University of Waterloo, and, as is now traditional, those responsible for “security” declined to provide any.
Just before I went on stage at the London event, my publicist whispered to me that she was impressed by the security team. “Whatever,” I said. “But I reserve the right to beat up any disrupters myself.”
If you’ve ever got into an argument with Christie, you’ll know she should have done the same. If Christie Blatchford can’t speak at a publicly-funded Canadian university, taxpayers should withhold every dime that goes to fund these totalitarian sinkholes.