Dana's pro-Palin falsehood-laden piece from Big Journalism:
This article is proof that Loesch will do ANYTHING to defend ANY Palin, at all costs and facts be damned.
I wasn’t even fully aware of what was happening until a number of Wash U student conservatives reached out, upset at their treatment when they would defend the student union’s decision. Protests are organized and two Facebook pages have been created. Above all else the protest against Bristol Palin stems from no other reason than her last name is Palin.
No one knows what sort of speaking fee Palin is collecting yet some left-leaning students immediately assumed it was eleventy frillion dollars and are attempting to use that as justification for their protest – except when you read the comments on Facebook or in the student paper it’s always followed up with some politically-charged remark about her being Palin’s daughter. Also, some in the community don’t believe in redemption or grace, thus think that once you err you are forever doomed thus, no way can Palin be an authority on abstinence, even though she has more experience than most young adults her age at the result of not practicing abstinence.Tacky much? Are ratings that bad? Perfume sales that low that Walsh feels the need to try to rally opposition against a teen mom? What will Katie Couric say in her next report about rhetoric? Threats against the Palins are at an all-time high for a reason, maybe because people continue to engage in these sorts of bully tactics? And the MSM is silent.
Washington University's Student Life had confirmed this article, and mentioned that student activists are against her visiting the university during Sex Week.
Kate Walsh criticized Loesch for her Palin-defending, and is right on the money.
Bristol Palin has been selected as keynote speaker for this year’s Sexual Responsibility Week at Washington University.
Student Union Treasury on Tuesday approved a $20,000 appeal by the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) to sponsor a four-person panel featuring Palin. The appeal was initially set at $25,000 and renegotiated.
The $20,000 comes from the Student Activity Fee collected from each undergraduate student at the beginning of the year. The Student Activity Fee is fixed at one percent of tuition.
While Palin has not formally agreed to the appearance yet, she is expected to do so shortly.
Students have already organized against the potential speech by Palin, organizing protests via Facebook and voicing complaints at the weekly SU Senate meeting on Jan. 26.
“I know it will fill Graham Chapel, so to me, that’s value in itself,” said Treasury representative Daniel Bernard, a junior. “It brings the student body together in a way that we usually don’t have on this campus.”
Not all Treasury members, however, supported the decision to fund Palin to speak on campus.
“One concern I do have when we fund someone like Bristol Palin is, what really are we supporting? And to me it’s someone who is famous because they got pregnant at 18,” said freshman Jacob Trunsky, chair of the Budget Committee.
Students have mixed views on the keynote address.
“I just don’t see what she could possibly contribute to an intelligent, reasonable discussion about sex,” senior Toby Shepard said.
Sophomore Sherveen Mashayekhi, president of the College Democrats, had similar sentiments.
“While she is obviously an experienced person on the matter of teen pregnancy, she is an extremely polarizing presence in social and political terms and does not provide the right type of balancing, sensitive, well-rounded force to an issue as hot as sex on campus,” Mashayekhi said.
katewalsh Kate Walsh
Tacky. Some actress named @katewalsh helping rally a mob against Bristol Palin coming to Wash U.
UPDATE: per STLToday.com, Bristol Palin is NOT coming to Wash U after all.
Anger over a decision to pay Bristol Palin several thousand dollars in student fees to talk to Washington University students about abstinence led to a decision Thursday night to nix Palin's appearance on a panel here next month.
Washington University's Student Health Advisory Committee had extended an invitation to Palin, a spokeswoman to prevent teen pregnancy, to speak on abstinence as part of the university's Student Sexual Responsibility Week.