WEATHER »

Horowitz Distorted


I was the master of ceremonies at this event [“David Horowitz Speaks at Tea Party Event” 4/16/10] and can tell you that the individual who wrote about it mischaracterized David Horowitz’s presentation. What David said was that the political left operates by different rules than conservatives and, indeed, the rest of America. He argued that leftists act as if they have attended “Commie Camp,” because of the similarities between the left and communists. He did not say that they had done so, contrary to the writer’s depiction.

David explained that he formerly was a leftist and that his parents were Communists and that such a background enabled him to speak from first-hand knowledge. His presentation was, obviously, highly critical of Obama and provided detail on why he believed Obama was a leftist to his core. Speeches were not closed with a prayer, and David did not support the use of marijuana. In fact, he commented about the dangerous influence of drugs and how marijuana use could adversely contribute to a culture of heightened drug usage in America. In short, this article illustrates how events can be distorted by so-called journalists with their own agenda. — Ward Connerly

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Natural History Museum Begins Vertebrate Preservation Project

The project will move 45,000 specimens into bug-proof conservation boxes.

Santa Barbara Joins in on 2019 Women’s March

Santa Barbara participates in annual national Women’s March on Saturday.

Federal Workers Get Utility Bill Break from Lompoc

City decides to extend utility due dates for federal employees during government shutdown.

Have a Thorny Saturday with the Rose Society

Annual Mission Rose Garden Pruning takes place January 19; volunteers invited to bring shears and gloves.

Edison Company Counter-Sues County and City

Claims they were aware of risks underlying original Thomas Fire and debris flow lawsuit.