Brit Hume on 'liberal lunacy' on college campuses and the silencing of "speech you don't like." Hume talks to Tucker Carlson about the Civil Rights Movement victories and how the left is "looking for new fields to conquer, new grievances to work on."
BRIT HUME: Free speech is the Old Gray Mare of campus life, now. It ain't what it used to be. And in places such as the University of Southern California, the University of California, Berkeley, which is the birthplace, you may recall, of Mario Savio back in the 60s, and of that free speech movement.
We now have efforts to suppress speech, we have protesters who heckle either with the threat of heckling or rioting, leads to cancellations of scheduled speeches by the likes of Ann Coulter. You don't have to agree with Ann Coulter to believe that in this country, she ought to be able to go and speak wherever she likes and people should be free to attend. And she ought to be able to get her words out without being heckled into silence.
But this, in this day and age, is what principally the left has come to. It's triumphed in a number of areas, civil rights being a conspicuous example, Tucker. But now, that the great victories in these movements, civil rights, equal rights, have been basically won, they are looking for new fields to conquer, new grievances to work on. And now, we have them wanting to suppress speech in the name of diversity, in the name of tolerance and so on. It's remarkable.