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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Spanking Maclean's

Barbara Kay's examination-evisceration today of Maclean's recent cover story on intolerance is a masterwork of analysis. The National Post columnist is brilliant, fearless and a helluva good writer to boot.

Maclean's boss Ken Whyte should be feeling mighty uncomforable this morning. He should also be asking how and why a magazine that publishes Mark Steyn could have allowed itself to also publish such tripe.

At the same time, he might want to look at another sloppy and insulting story along the same lines, to be found on page 28 of this week's magazine, headlined "Campus Radicals: The far right is gaining a foothold in U.S. universities." The piece, by Rachel Mendleson, relies solely on left-wing activist groups for commentary and analysis, and conflates neo-Nazis with nativisits with all right wingers. Give me an effing break!

Posted by Terry O'Neill on May 6, 2009 in Media | Permalink


One of the best articles I have read in a long time.

Posted by: TM | 2009-05-06 10:18:51 AM

I agree. Great article.

Posted by: Charles | 2009-05-06 10:48:37 AM

Has Whyte suffered a fall on his head, perhaps? Is he being pressured by certain unsavoury groups and elements in our country, some of which shouldn't even be here in the first place?

Posted by: Werner Patels | 2009-05-06 11:54:14 AM


It's so funny as an aboriginal watching people freak out about being expected to simply accept that the newcomers to this country are perfectly within their rights to just show up here and start bossing everybody around, and changing things -- challenging other people's beliefs, values and way of life...

How dare they? Eh?

Posted by: MW | 2009-05-06 12:27:58 PM

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