Lawrence O’Donnell’s gun ignorance was on full display on The McLaughlin Group.
Carolyn McCarthy showed hers last week.
And more on Yale’s anti-gun idiocy from Inside Higher Ed:
It was six hours before opening night. Sarah Holdren, director of a Yale student production, had just entered the theater for a routine pre-performance errand when the man who runs the hall gave her an update: In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, a Yale administrator decided that she didn’t want any weapons used or portrayed during theatrical productions.
Holdren was perplexed. Her show, Red Roses, is set in the Middle Ages and includes metal swords and daggers. But they are stage props. And there were no guns.
“I understand the university’s need to react to Virginia Tech and display sensitivity, but dealing with it this way is ineffective,” she said in an interview Friday.
Holdren said her main concern wasn’t the limitation on her production but the limitation on artistic expression. She explained her objections in a Thursday meeting with Betty Trachtenberg, dean of student affairs at Yale.
According to Holdren, Trachtenberg, who did not respond to multiple messages for comment, was unmoved. Holdren said the administrator said she wanted to look out for a whole campus of potentially vulnerable undergraduates — a response that Holdren said “made it sound as if I was trying to traumatize people.”
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