David Horowitz Hit by Pie at Butler Lecture
David Horowitz is the latest in a rather long line of conservative commentators assaulted on college campuses.
Activist hit by pie at Butler lecture (Indianapolis Star)
A conservative activist who criticizes what he calls the leftist domination of college campuses was struck with a pie Wednesday night at Butler University. David Horowitz, president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, had just started a lecture at Butler when he was hit. Horowitz’s supporters followed the assailants out of the hall, and confronted them with what a witness called “pushing and shoving.” However, the attackers got away. “There’s a wave of violence on college campuses, committed by what I’d call fascists opposing conservatives,” Horowitz said. “It’s one step from that to injury.”
After the incident, Horowitz completed his lecture.
It was the second time in a week that a conservative lecturer was hit by a pie at an Indiana university. On March 30, William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, was attacked during a speech at Earlham College in Richmond.
The inability or unwillingness of university administrators to prevent these attacks is stunning. I support the right of Ward Churchill and his ilk to have a voice at college campuses. It’s equally important that controverialists of the Right have an opportunity to be heard as well.