means "People actually told other people what I said! Those bastards!"
And this is how idiots like this are responded to when you actually want results:
The university’s provost reportedly wrote to Ciccariello-Maher that "at least two potential significant donors to the university have withheld previously promised donations” while a number of prospective students reversed their decisions to attend Drexel.
Translation: "You're costing us money! It has to stop!" I'd bet a lot of the university brass approved of his crap, but when it hits their bottom line...
A: Because 'Non-Uniform Person With Gun!' is what they consider 'news'.
B: Can you imagine an Obama appointee doing this? He'd just expect some peasant to protect him if there's trouble.