Shouting lecturers down is yet another form of the whole free speech paradigm you hold so highly.
By definition, free speech doesn't mean anything near what you claim it does. I truly feel sorry for you if you really believe anything that you wrote here.
Do you really think that people who think Kim Kardashian is interesting and like the NFL are really going to give this any serious thought?
Whoa . . . don't conflate the enjoyment of professional sports with contrived, superficial, reality TV bullshit. There are plenty of us geeks out there who follow both the NFL closely (the draft is a week from tonight and I'm hoping my team lands Bud Dupree!) *and* are interested and aware enough to carefully analyze what Snowden did and form our own opinions.
Do a similar search about taxis and I guarantee you that there are an equal, if not more, number of cases where taxi drivers do the same or worse. You're just picking and choosing what to post.
I've had a cab driver state to my wife that in his country, they cut off women's tits for "talking back." I've had another cabbie pull a gun on a coworker who, though intoxicated, was no violent in any way at all and certainly didn't deserve that treatment. Hate on Uber all you want, but it exists because taxis have sucked, tremendously, for years, and couldn't be bothered to fix any of their own shitty, overpriced service, and the people want something better. The genie is out of the bottle and he's not going back, no matter how much fear-mongering you and your cause try to do.
those who would rather cling tenaciously to racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia