The Post-Gilchrist Reaction: "I Hope You Are A Victim of the Next 911 [Call]"
After my appearance on the O'Reilly Factor on Friday night, I was flooded with facebook messages like this:
I hope you are a victim of the next 911 you piece of shitThese were the reactions who found me through facebook by googling my name after the O'Reilly Factor. The only way I know how to interpet Keith Glassman's facebook message, is that he wishes me to have the same fate as 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father. Thankfully, I don't allow non-friends to have access to my profile. Admittedly, not all of the reactions were as hostile. Some conservatives even said they were impressed and asked to be friends. One of my favorite negative reactions was that of someone who spoke like she was my mother:Keith Glassman - Facebook Message (16 October 2009)
For a Harvard student, you really did not communicate well in your interview tonight. Maybe you were just nervous. One thing is certain, you could use a lesson on manners. When you extend an invitation to a speaker, you honor the invitation. Next time, don't invite him. Interestingly, when conservatives "un-invite" a guest it makes headline news. Funny that you ended up on FOX. Hmmm.
At least she can disagree without being disagreeable. Still, it wasn't just average folks that had hostile reactions. The nativist blog 24ahead, which I will not link to, called me a "fascist." I put up my post explaining my position over at Blue Mass. Group, yesterday hoping for some local support. Instead, BMG editor Bob Neer compared me to a chimpanzee.
This, of course, was all after Jim Gilchrist called me an "anarchist radical", and accused me of "threatening disruption and violence", of "terrorizing the Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee (HULC)" and of making "serious threats." I also just saw that Jim Gilchrist went on Neil Cavuto's show and called me a "scoundrel", accused me of threatening to "create a riotous atmosphere" and said:
The kid is -- obviously he's stupid -- and if anyone should be banned and barred from Harvard University, it should be a student that stupid and irresponsible, not someone like myself.I'm sorry Mr. Gilchrist, I think understanding what it means to tell the truth is a prerequisite for admittance into Harvard. I will embed Gilchrist's entire interview with Neil Cavuto, below:Jim Gilchrist - Your World with Neil Cavuto (16 October 2009)