TMZ: Prince Treated for Overdose of Percocet Days Before His Death;
Plus: "Donald Trump (Black Version)," By Prince and The Time
| Main | Chelsea Clinton: With Scalia Dead, We Have the Opportunity to Do Some Real Damage on Gun Rights
April 22, 2016

Very Special Snowflakes: Harvard Refuses to Name the Student Who Repeatedly Insulted a Visiting Former Israeli PM by Saying She Was "Smelly" and Had a "Very Smelly Odor"

The Washington Free Beacon, on the other hand, ID's him, after Harvard asks them not to.

Harvard Law School is declining to disclose the identity of a student who repeatedly accused former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni of being "smelly" during a public discussion, a description many have described as anti-Semitic.

I don't buy that that line is "anti-semitic," though I have a feeling the student in question is such. Jews are not typically slurred as being "smelly." What I see is rudeness, and he's allowed that, but I'm bit baffled at Harvard's efforts to cover up this event.

The most special of its Very Special Snowflakes must have their bad behavior purged from the public record.

The university also deleted a portion of the video of the public event in which Husam El-Coolaq, whose identity the Washington Free Beacon has confirmed with multiple sources, made the accusation. El-Coolaq was listed as a Harvard Law School representative on the website of the student-run organization Harvard Arab Students on Wednesday, but has since been removed.

The exchange between Livni and El-Coolaq, an activist in the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement, was cut from the video, though portions of the conversation were leaked in transcript form.

El-Coolaq reportedly asked Livni, "How is it that you are so smelly?"

"Oh, it's regarding your odor," El-Coolaq said. "I'm question [sic] about the odor of Tzipi Livni, very smelly."

Note the efforts Harvard Law is going to here on behalf of benevolent censorship -- they're not trying to silence this ugly cur. They're trying to protect him.

He made public statements, in a public forum, but Harvard is going hyperactive to delete his statements from the public record.

... El-Coolaq's name has been withheld from the public and reporters attempting to write about the episode.

Why? The smelly son of a bitch said these comments in a public forum to a public official (or former public official). Why the censorship overdrive?

...

In this correspondence, Salinger requested that the Washington Free Beacon withhold from publishing the student's name to "minimize the damage."

Damage? To whom? If it's damage to BDS and this particular student, that is damage they are well-entitled to.

So this is the world we live in now: They'll censor you for speaking ideas they don't like, and they'll also consensually censor the words of their allies which they might agree with but which might be politically damaging.

They're just going to censor and censor until official reality -- the reality contained in transcripts and on video and which is permitted to be spoken officially -- conforms to the reality they wish to be, or the reality they wish the world to see.


digg this
posted by Ace at 04:54 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " [i]So this means goodbye any chance of OCare rep ..."

In Vino Veritits: "277 Negative vibes attract demons. And release ..."

Anon Y. Mous: ">>>What Moore, as well as his wife, lawyer, and cl ..."

lousagirl: "1504 Hikaru yes sadly it really is ..."

redbanzai: "I said border security first. You've ignored that ..."

westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette: "Hat? Seriously you call 306 to 237 close? Dude? ..."

Reality Man: "Reading this high school nonsense... I mean these ..."

Infidel: "Hillary will never be President. ..."

sven10077: "1501 Posted by: davedavdavarf at December 12, 2017 ..."

Froderick Wonkensteen: "Oh, you meant Gary? *************************** ..."

logprof: "Newest BPS video is called "Star Wars: The Last SJ ..."

JeremiadBullfrog: "306 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 12, 20 ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64