April 07, 2005

New sport emerging: tossing food at conservatives

A pie was tossed at David Horowitz of Frontpagemag.com-fame last night during a Butler University lecture last night.

Witnesses say there was some "pushing and shoving" when Horowitz's supporters followed the pie-throwers out of the hall, but the attackers got away. After the incident, Horowitz completed his lecture.

A Butler spokesman called the incident "deplorable." Horowitz has criticized what he calls the "leftist domination" of college campuses. On his blog Wednesday night, Horowitz spoke of "a wave of leftist violence against conservative speakers on college campuses."

And even though the competor didn't score big points with their attempt, last night's pie-toss at Horowitz isn't unusual or outside the norm, it seems.

Last week, salad dressing was thrown onto Pat Buchanan at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, while Weekly Standard editor and Fox News contributor Bill Kristol was "pied" at an appearance at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. Last fall, columnist Ann Coulter was nearly hit by a pie during a speech at the University of Arizona.

Posted by mhking at April 7, 2005 02:09 PM

well, now we know one thing, we liberals have much better aim then you conservatives.


Posted by: steve at April 7, 2005 03:06 PM

They can't legitimately attack the message so they go for the messenger with a pie. Liberals have so much class....NOT!!

Posted by: Odd Brian at April 7, 2005 07:46 PM

i'm not sure what steve meant with his quip, but i would have to say most of the non-liberals who have a good aim are serving this country not running around throwing pies.

but then again...this is another good example of the kind of people they are.

Posted by: jcrue at April 8, 2005 06:53 PM
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