It’s funny that the HuffPost headline for a piece on Ben Shapiro’s speech Wednesday night at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is “Welcome, Ben Shapiro,” because it gives a good sense of the author’s sense of timing — if you didn’t bother listening to his speech, why not go ahead and publish your piece “welcoming” Shapiro after he’s already left the campus?
The piece was contributed by English professor Misty Anderson, who critiques a lot of what Shapiro’s said in the past, but there’s little to no proof she actually saw the speech he gave Wednesday night. Maybe it was written beforehand and HuffPost held onto it? In either case … FAIL.
I love this: UTK prof rips a speech I didn't give at UTK. I spoke on Judeo-Christian values and Aristotelian virtue. https://t.co/9pBtSmnSBY
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 19, 2017
In case anyone feels like comparing Anderson’s account of Shapiro’s speech to, well, his actual speech, the whole thing is on YouTube. Or, if you just want a rehash of the standard leftist complaints that stir up the mobs outside his speeches, well, HuffPost is the place.
“His title for the talk at UTK is “The Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings,” the same lecture he gave at Marquette and a leitmotif in many of his canned statements,” Anderson writes. She also alleged that “he spent all his time at Berkeley last month drawing a picture of a violent left, in turns jackbooted and incapacitated by perceived microaggressions, who are out to get him and repeal the first and second amendments.”
Yes, but what did she think of the speech Wednesday night at her own school?
This Professor wrote this before he even gave the speech. Doubt she even listened https://t.co/iO5p9AN5JT
— Jonathan Johnson (@05JMan) October 19, 2017
Sometimes your favorite rock band changes the playlist on tour. She evidently missed that. 😉
— Joel (@SCarolinaJoel) October 19, 2017
"Ben Shapiro's provocateur & says nothing of substance
Also, here's stuff on which I disagree w him, & no reasons"https://t.co/ZcpM0ASHKY
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) October 19, 2017
She probably couldn’t get tickets … they were kind of a hot property among students who actually care to listen to visiting speakers and new points of view.
— PragerU (@prageru) October 19, 2017
Yeah but why let the truth get in the way of a good story!
— Eric Valentine (@Flipper628) October 19, 2017
It’s called “journalism”
HA HA HA HA HA
— Chuck (@FatBastardChuck) October 19, 2017
Well. ‘They’ have to find something to complain about – even made up stuff will do.
— Matthew G Okuhara (@MG_mg_Em_Gee) October 19, 2017
I tried to read it all but the writer was all over the place; like reading a bad break-up letter.
— Ken Crossley (@KenCrossley) October 19, 2017
I bet she read your book Brainwashed and she is resentful and hurt about it. Poor communist professor.
— Gisella Goessen (@Miss_Guisella) October 19, 2017
— Keith Larson (@KPL2383) October 19, 2017
I don't get why, if they're professors or other writers who don't like you, they don't attend your speeches or ask you questions.
— Paul Philip Caridi (@PaulCaridi) October 19, 2017
It’s too late for those students who actually did attend Shapiro’s speech, but maybe professors like Anderson can try to undo the damage during their precious class time.
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Ben Shapiro MOCKS Charles 'Trump isn't Hitler' Blow over his 'boot of truth' https://t.co/lI5plGXqjR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 19, 2017