I agree with Bobby, if this had been Axel Alonzo or Dan Didio there would be such outrage over the speech. Also, you can't discuss the merits of the speech without discussing the negatives of it, to not discuss them would be a disservice to your listeners. A little "friendly" debate is always a good thing as long as it doesn't become personal.
If this had been Didio I think the internet would have exploded... Literally.