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Bollinger saves the day?

Posted by Ron Coleman on September 24, 2007

AMERICAN DIGEST thinks so (via Insty), oddly enough, and is surprised everyone isn’t joining in on his approval of the Columbia President’s brutal introduction of his homicidal speaker in Columbia’s “Distinguished Lecturer” series.

Not moved. This was an attempt at damage control. Frankly it is never good manners to insult a guest. Separate and apart from that, it is never ethically appropriate to invite a tyrant to be your guest. Breaching the first of these principles does not cure a breach of the second. The fact that it would merely have been worse to have introduced him politely hardly helps.

UPDATE: More from little old me.  Whereas Dean Esmay sees it very differently.


2 Responses to “Bollinger saves the day?”

  1. vanderleun said

    ” This was an attempt at damage control.”

    Well, I’d have to ask, how do you know? How do you know this wasn’t the plan from the start?

    I would think that we don’t know one way or the other. We only know what we saw. Everything else is inference.

  2. You’re right, Gerry. That’s my inference from the facts at hand.

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