Ragtime Author Gets Ragged
E. L. Doctorow, who wrote one very famous book about 30 years ago, decided to use the occasion of a college graduation speech to deliver a rant
on the Iraq War and President Bush. Apparently it did not go over well.
Booing that came mainly from the crowd in the stands became so intense that Doctorow stopped speaking at one point, showing no emotion as he stood silently and listened to the jeers. Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz intervened, and called on the audience to allow him to finish. He did, although some booing persisted.
They bring up the Chris Hedges speech from last year, at which I believe the power was cut off from the microphone. I covered that speech here