Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ezra Levant Disowned By The Sun

It appears that the Calgary Sun has had enough of Ezra Levant, because his latest (Monday, October 22nd) column has been pulled from the Canoe website. As Mr. Levant himself puts it:

Hi there. The Sun obviously approved the story -- they accepted it from me, edited it, laid it out on the page, wrote the headline, sent it to press, etc., etc.

I guess they just didn't like the heat they got from it -- which is really weird, because it was fairly innocuous, and the heat I've seen has been a few hard-left permanent-complainers.

Looks like political correctness has infected even the Sun -- who knew?

Political correctness, or perhaps some vague awareness of the norms of civilized discourse.

This was, by the way, the infamous column where Ezra blamed last week's fatal Calgary bus crash, and the subsequent media reaction to it, on Muslims. It appears from comments I have read on this blog and elsewhere, although I have not been able to confirm this from a source in the MSM, that the driver was distracted by "excessive cellphone use".

Nothing to do, in other words, with driving while Islamic.

18 comments:

eugene plawiuk said...

Now maybe CBC will stop using Ezra on Don Newman's show. But somehow I doubt it.

Ti-Guy said...

Political correctness, or perhaps some vague awareness of the norms of civilized discourse.

Potato...Potahto.

I'd like to think ol' Ezra jumped the shark on this one, but the guy has only a fleeting relationship with the notion of maintaining one's credibility.

In other news, The Western Standard, racist rightwing rag non pareil, is still defunct.

Neo Conservative said...

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you cherry pick from my post... excluding the actual story by ezra levant... and do it without attribution.

one class act.

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bigcitylib said...

Neo,

I have reproduced portions of the origonal column elsewhere and have linked to your post. Don't complain.

Neo Conservative said...

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"bcl said... don't complain"

oh right... i forgot... "dissent is verboten"

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Ti-Guy said...

oh right... i forgot... "dissent is verboten"

And you'll keep saying that here over and over again, eh, Halls of Cacademia?

...very different than say, over at his blog, where dissenting comments are just deleted.

Neo Conservative said...

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"ti-guy squawks... you'll keep saying that here over and over... very different than say, over at his blog"

hmmm... i've said it once.

and sorry, i can't control ezra, any more than i can control you or bcl.

but i'm sure you must have a point in there somewhere.

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Ti-Guy said...

hmmm... i've said it once.

Don't be so literal, Ca-ca. It makes you look unsophisticated.

*snick*..

but i'm sure you must have a point in there somewhere.

Yes...you're a moron.

But, that's off-topic...

Neo Conservative said...

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"ti-guy blusters... you're a moron."

hmmm... does calling someone a silly name actually affect anybody over the age of seven?

yet another demonstration of ti-guy's vast intellectual reach.

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Ti-Guy said...

Whatever, psycho.

Ti-Guy said...

By the way, what's with the asterisks at the beginning and ending of all your comments? Is it an affectation...like red suspenders, or something?

Holly Stick said...

Ti-guy haven'tn you heard that the North Star is the new Conservative catchphrase, since the New Government one was dead and rotting long ago. Go over to Creekside and read all about it.

Ti-Guy said...

And here I thought the beginning and ending asterisks meant..

BeginAsshole
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EndAsshole.

Neo Conservative said...

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"Ti-Guy said... psycho BeginAsshole... EndAsshole."

well... how can i refute that thesis?

once again, another demonstration of ti-guy's vast intellectual reach.

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Ti-Guy said...

well... how can i refute that thesis?

I dunno...by refuting it?

...*sigh*...Caca..you really are a very stupid person.

Diane Demorney said...

Someone reproduced the whole column here:
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=23292180&postID=9026358924370053759
I don't know how to embed the link, but thought you might want to save it for posterity.

Neo Conservative said...

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"Diane Demorney said... Someone reproduced the whole column..."

Or you can get the the original (unedited) version that Ezra sent to the Calgary Sun... right here.

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Ti-Guy said...

Yeabut, decent folk don't want to click on a link that leads to Halls of Cacademia.

...the last time I went to Halls of Cacademia, I ended up with e-coli...

Y'know...on account of the caca...