Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 6: TV in Worcester Selective Hate at Amherst and Podcasts

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Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 6: TV in Worcester Selective Hate at Amherst and Podcasts

Mon­day morn­ing was a con­tra­dic­tion, because Sun­day had been so busy there had been no real time for the let­down of the high from Saturday’s Buf­fet Books and Blather event but as I hit the ado­ra­tion chapel after daily mass there was a sense of urgency as Stacy’s TV appear­ance so I cut my prayer time down fig­ur­ing I could get my decades in dur­ing the course of the day head­ing back to the house hop­ing that Stacy wasn’t com­pletely in the zone.

This state­ment requires some clar­ity for those who have never shared a room with Robert Stacy McCain. One Stacy McCain starts writ­ing on a sub­ject he enters a zone where it is nearly impos­si­ble to get his atten­tion on any­thing else. You won’t get him out of hotel room , you aren’t going get him to leave a McDonald’s to avoid the rush hour, and even get­ting out of the house for a TV appear­ance can be iffy.

For­tu­nately Stacy while writ­ing had been pretty much pre­pared so when we left the house at 11 we fig­ured there was plenty of time to make it to the stu­dio in Worces­ter even when pick­ing up gas for the car and a cof­fee for Stacy. If only the traf­fic , namely the con­struc­tion on I190 had coop­er­ated, but in the end I dropped Stacy McCain off at the stu­dio at noon on the but­ton and headed over to the park­ing garage a block away and walked to the studio.

Stay was still out front, as Mrs. Finn was also delayed, when she did arrive her pro­ducer had still not arrived so it meant fur­ther delays but Stacy filled it with sto­ries and con­ver­sa­tion that con­tin­ued to hold our host’s attention.

When he did arrive it was decided to tape a pair of shows back to back as this would be her only chance to have Stacy live in stu­dio so they recorded two shows back to back but even with two shows it was impos­si­ble to cover all that Stacy had to say about fem­i­nism and culture.

When the shows were done it was time for more Mex­i­can food. It turned out that the near­est restau­rant was back across from the DCU cen­ter the site of yesterday’s event, so we walked the four blocks over. When we got there I was sur­prised to find Alan Napel­ton the head of the Catholic Mar­ket­ing Net­work whose event I had cov­ered in Chicago the pre­vi­ous month and who I had only man­aged to speak to for a few min­utes the day before at the bar next to the place where we were seated. I took advan­tage of the moment to have the meet­ing that I had hoped to have the day before with him while Stacy shared a lunch with Mrs. Finn still regal­ing her with sto­ries of which he has a seem­ingly inex­haustible supply.

When every­one was done eat­ing it was get­ting pretty late in the day and we still hadn’t got­ten to UMass Amherst which was on Mr. McCain’s “must do while I’m in Mass­a­chu­setts list” so after say­ing our good­byes to Mr. Napel­ton we hus­tled the five blocks back to the park­ing garage where we parted com­pany with Mrs. Finn and headed west.

We arrived in Amherst near 6 pm and found our­selves at the Franklin Din­ing cen­ter where we got our bear­ings. As always the first thing we did was check out the bul­letin boards to see what the feel of the place was and that fell wasn’t just left, but ultra ultra left. Flyer after flyer advo­cated every­thing from the var­i­ous gay, bisex­ual , Islamic, Social­ist, and Trans­gen­der clubs but oddly not a sin­gle sign up or poster for the col­lege repub­li­cans (we had our sus­pi­cions why but that’s for later in the story).

The plan was for Stacy to touch bases with the pres­i­dent of the col­lege repub­li­cans and basi­cally repeat what he had done at Har­vard Col­lege the pre­vi­ous Thurs­day, how­ever the delay in get­ting there com­pli­cated mat­ters and the Col­lege repub­li­cans pres­i­dent was not avail­able, how­ever the VP of the col­lege repub­li­cans had some free time so we drove over to her dorm area, picked her up and headed back to a lounge area where Stacy con­ducted an inter­view on audio.

And I inter­viewed Miss Bishop directly after Stacy on camera

where we dis­cov­ered that the rea­son why there were no posters for sign ups for the col­lege repub­li­cans is the no-​hate on cam­pus meme [cap­tion id=“attachment_101049” align=“alignleft” width=“150”] Repub­li­cans and Amer­i­cans excluded of course[/caption]that we saw plas­tered all over the place appar­ently doesn’t apply to the col­lege repub­li­cans whose sign up posters were con­stantly torn down so as to make it a waste to put it up as nobody would ever be scolded or caught for it.

Appar­ently while we were at UMass Amherst on 911 the stu­dent body did not con­fine their sus­pen­sion of the “no hate” pol­icy to the GOP but extended it to the US itself:

The ban­ner, which first caught stu­dents’ and offi­cials’ atten­tion yes­ter­day morn­ing, was slung above a door­way on Valen­tine Din­ing Hall and read in large, cap­i­tal let­ters: “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing inno­cent peo­ple,” a quote that is largely attrib­uted to Amer­i­can his­to­rian Howard Zinn.

Below that was the phrase: “In honor of those killed and dis­placed by America’s so-​called ‘war on terror.’ ”

There are 3000 Amer­i­cans who might have taken umbrage at the “so called” in that ban­ner that is if they hadn’t been slaugh­tered 16 years prior to the day.

But this was unknown to us at the time, for now we con­tented our­selves with our inter­views dis­cov­er­ing that like Har­vard UMass had plenty of con­ser­v­a­tives in the closet but unlike Har­vard the per­cent­age will­ing to go on record was 16 of 1% vs Harvard’s 2%.

How­ever like the stu­dents at Har­vard young miss Bishop defended both her school and the edu­ca­tion she got there even though it seemed that when it came to col­lege repub­li­cans clear love their alma maters said love was appar­ently not returned.

By the time we fin­ished it was well after dark so after thank­ing Miss Bishop for giv­ing us so much time on such short notice, we headed toward home stop­ping only in Gard­ner for one last Mex­i­can meal and a chance to record one more seg­ment for the pod­cast (avail­able here) with Stacy while we had the chance.

For it would not be so many hours before we would be head­ing for the air­port our adven­tures in Mass­a­chu­setts concluded.

In the end we had cov­ered the state sev­eral times, Boston, Cam­bridge, Lex­ing­ton, Worces­ter, Amherst, Gard­ner Leomin­ster and of course Fitch­burg, we had put almost as many miles on my car as we did dur­ing the Scott Brown elec­tion (and said car died when it returned from tak­ing Stacy home) and in addi­tion to our events and speeches we had done some first class shoe leather report­ing with the sto­ries to back them up.

That above all else, made the week worth­while, because first hand report­ing and see­ing things for your­self is what this busi­ness is all about. The gallery fol­lows the Tip Jar Pitch.

Robert Stacy McCain in Mass­a­chu­setts the Story so far:

915 Inter­views from the EWTN Fam­ily Cel­e­bra­tion in Worces­ter Williams, War­saw, Grodi, Con­roy, Radlicz and Pacwa
914 Robert Stacy McCain In Mass­a­chu­setts Day 5: EWTN & Many Col­leges
913 Robert Stacy McCain in Mass: Day 4: Buf­fet Books and Blather
911 Robert Stacy McCain in Mass Day 3: Tom Jones in Lex­ing­ton
99 Robert Stacy McCain in MA Day Two: Shock and Awe at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity
98 RSM in MA Day 2: Reverses, Fem­i­nists in NYU & The Kids at Espresso Pizza
96 Robert Stacy McCain Now in Massachusetts

At the Other McCain

912 Fear and Loathing at Logan Inter­na­tional: Mass­a­chu­setts is Depraved and Deca­dent
99 Fem­i­nism Is a Total­i­tar­ian Move­ment to Destroy Civ­i­liza­tion as We Know It
98 VIDEO: Kent Haeffner, Pres­i­dent of Har­vard Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Repub­li­cans
97 Head­ing to Har­vard Yard
96 Fear and Loathing and BWI


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Monday morning was a contradiction, because Sunday had been so busy there had been no real time for the letdown of the high from Saturday’s Buffet Books and Blather event but as I hit the adoration chapel after daily mass there was a sense of urgency as Stacy’s TV appearance so I cut my prayer time down figuring I could get my decades in during the course of the day heading back to the house hoping that Stacy wasn’t completely in the zone.

This statement requires some clarity for those who have never shared a room with Robert Stacy McCain.  One Stacy McCain starts writing on a subject he enters a zone where it is nearly impossible to get his attention on anything else.  You won’t get him out of hotel room , you aren’t going get him to leave a McDonald’s to avoid the rush hour, and even getting out of the house for a TV appearance can be iffy.

Fortunately Stacy while writing had been pretty much prepared so when we left the house at 11 we figured there was plenty of time to make it to the studio in Worcester even when picking up gas for the car and a coffee for Stacy.  If only the traffic , namely the construction on I190 had cooperated, but in the end I dropped Stacy McCain off at the studio at noon on the button and headed over to the parking garage a block away and walked to the studio.

Stay was still out front, as Mrs. Finn was also delayed, when she did arrive her producer had still not arrived so it meant further delays but Stacy filled it with stories and conversation that continued to hold our host’s attention.

When he did arrive it was decided to tape a pair of shows back to back as this would be her only chance to have Stacy live in studio so they recorded two shows back to back but even with two shows it was impossible to cover all that Stacy had to say about feminism and culture.

When the shows were done it was time for more Mexican food. It turned out that the nearest restaurant was back across from the DCU center the site of yesterday’s event, so we walked the four blocks over. When we got there I was surprised to find Alan Napelton the head of the Catholic Marketing Network whose event I had covered in Chicago the previous month and who I had only managed to speak to for a few minutes the day before at the bar next to the place where we were seated. I took advantage of the moment to have the meeting that I had hoped to have the day before with him while Stacy shared a lunch with Mrs. Finn still regaling her with stories of which he has a seemingly inexhaustible supply.

When everyone was done eating it was getting pretty late in the day and we still hadn’t gotten to UMass Amherst which was on Mr. McCain’s “must do while I’m in Massachusetts list” so after saying our goodbyes to Mr. Napelton we hustled the five blocks back to the parking garage where we parted company with Mrs. Finn and headed west.

We arrived in Amherst near 6 pm and found ourselves at the Franklin Dining center where we got our bearings. As always the first thing we did was check out the bulletin boards to see what the feel of the place was and that fell wasn’t just left, but ultra ultra left.  Flyer after flyer advocated everything from the various gay, bisexual , Islamic, Socialist, and Transgender clubs but oddly not a single sign up or poster for the college republicans (we had our suspicions why but that’s for later in the story).

The plan was for Stacy to touch bases with the president of the college republicans and basically repeat what he had done at Harvard College the previous Thursday, however the delay in getting there complicated matters and the College republicans president was not available, however the VP of the college republicans had some free time so we drove over to her dorm area, picked her up and headed back to a lounge area where Stacy conducted an interview on audio.

And I interviewed Miss Bishop directly after Stacy on camera

where we discovered that the reason why there were no posters for sign ups for the college republicans is the no-hate on campus meme

Republicans and Americans excluded of course
that we saw plastered all over the place apparently doesn’t apply to the college republicans whose sign up posters were constantly torn down so as to make it a waste to put it up as nobody would ever be scolded or caught for it.

Apparently while we were at UMass Amherst on 9/11 the student body did not confine their suspension of the “no hate” policy to the GOP but extended it to the US itself:

The banner, which first caught students’ and officials’ attention yesterday morning, was slung above a doorway on Valentine Dining Hall and read in large, capital letters: “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” a quote that is largely attributed to American historian Howard Zinn.

Below that was the phrase: “In honor of those killed and displaced by America’s so-called ‘war on terror.’ ”

There are 3000 Americans who might have taken umbrage at the “so called” in that banner that is if they hadn’t been slaughtered 16 years prior to the day.

But this was unknown to us at the time, for now we contented ourselves with our interviews discovering that like Harvard UMass had plenty of conservatives in the closet but unlike Harvard the percentage willing to go on record was 1/6 of 1% vs Harvard’s 2%.

However like the students at Harvard young miss Bishop defended both her school and the education she got there even though it seemed that when it came to college republicans clear love their alma maters said love was apparently not returned.

By the time we finished it was well after dark so after thanking Miss Bishop for giving us so much time on such short notice, we headed toward home stopping only in Gardner for one last Mexican meal and a chance to record one more segment for the podcast (available here) with Stacy while we had the chance.

For it would not be so many hours before we would be heading for the airport our adventures in Massachusetts concluded.

In the end we had covered the state several times, Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, Worcester, Amherst, Gardner Leominster and of course Fitchburg, we had put almost as many miles on my car as we did during the Scott Brown election (and said car died when it returned from taking Stacy home) and in addition to our events and speeches we had done some first class shoe leather reporting with the stories to back them up.

That above all else, made the week worthwhile, because first hand reporting and seeing things for yourself is what this business is all about. The gallery follows the Tip Jar Pitch.

Robert Stacy McCain in Massachusetts the Story so far:

9/15 Interviews from the EWTN Family Celebration in Worcester Williams, Warsaw, Grodi, Conroy, Radlicz and Pacwa
9/14 Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 5: EWTN & Many Colleges
9/13 Robert Stacy McCain in Mass: Day 4: Buffet Books and Blather
9/11 Robert Stacy McCain in Mass Day 3: Tom Jones in Lexington
9/9 Robert Stacy McCain in MA Day Two: Shock and Awe at Harvard University
9/8 RSM in MA Day 2: Reverses, Feminists in NYU & The Kids at Espresso Pizza
9/6 Robert Stacy McCain Now in Massachusetts

At the Other McCain

9/12 Fear and Loathing at Logan International: Massachusetts is Depraved and Decadent
9/9 Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It
9/8 VIDEO: Kent Haeffner, President of Harvard University College Republicans
9/7 Heading to Harvard Yard
9/6 Fear and Loathing and BWI


My time with Stacy McCain resulted in 8 posts of original reporting and one large event livestreamed. I think it was good and worthwhile work worth the time, effort and expense involved. If you agree please hit DaTipJar Below and let us know you appreciate real actual reporting done by the new media and are willing to support it.



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