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Published On: Tue, May 23rd, 2017

Notre Dame graduates ‘disrepectful’ in their walkout from Mike Pence speech, NY Times offers ‘fake news’ coverage

Radio host Lawrence Jones said the Notre Dame graduates who staged a walkout of Vice President Pence’s speech disrespected his office. The NY Times continued to misrepresent facts when the attacking everything associated with the Trump administration, beginning their article with “A large group” of students walked out, but the number standing between 100-150 at the most from the graduating class of over 3,000.

“I think it’s respect for the office, okay? And I don’t think we have respect for the vice presidency, for the presidency and the other offices,” remarked the host of “The Lawrence Jones Show” on The Blaze radio, explaining why the walk is disrespectful.

“I don’t think these kids should be punished. I think it’s their right,” Lawrence said on “The Fox News Specialists.”

Lawrence recalled sitting through Obama speeches out of respect for the office of president, despite being critical of Obama “all the time.”

Some wore rainbow garments representing the LGBT community, which they perceived Pence as marginalizing despite the actual words from their Veep.

Pence told the assembled graduates that Notre Dame was a “vanguard of freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas.”
“While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe spaces, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness — all of which amounts to the suppression of free speech,” Pence said. “These practices are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge.”

Notre Dame, a Catholic university, is in Indiana where Pence was governor before becoming vice president.

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Unlike CNN and other outlets who numbered the protesters as “several,” the Times published the hypocritical remarks from one graduate, Luis Miranda who “objected to Mr. Pence’s role in the Trump administration as well as his record as an Indiana congressman and governor, when he opposed admitting Syrian refugees and rights for unauthorized immigrants and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.”
“Of course we welcome and support free speech on campus,” Mr. Miranda said. “But commencement is not a moment for academic exchange or political dialogue. It’s a celebration of all of our hard work.”
“I have family who are directly being affected by his policies, so I felt like I needed to stand up,” Mr. Miranda said. “And I think that’s what we all felt.”
Miranda’s feelings were never questioned by the Times, even after stating that the “commencement is not a moment” for “political dialogue” quite a hypocritical stance.
“If it was just five of us, we would have thought we were successful because we were doing the right thing,” Mr. Miranda said. “The fact that so many people showed up was mind-blowing.”

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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