Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's About Time!

I was wondering if the media would ever draw attention to this. Ezra Levant himself co-founded the Western Standard, which online edition (Paper version now in the ditch) has a hateful conservative racist blog which is nauseating. From the linked article: "Levant, who no longer owns the website or the Western Standard name, said he doesn't personally agree with the comments, but argued they should be protected as free speech." He may not own the website or blog, but he is a frequent poster and he defended a racist Article published in the Calgary Sun at the time of publication and outcry. You can read his grotesque accusation (not to mention poor writing skills and rhetoric) from the Calgary Sun here (Crash Detail Overlooked).

Finally there's an official human rights complaint filed. I took a look at the Western Standard's blog after the Calgary Sun published his despicable piece against the woman (she was wearing a head scarf so he blamed Islam for the tragedy) who was driving the bus that crashed on Crowchild Trail, killing a young Calgary girl. The comments were vitriolic and hateful, to which Levant defends with "free speech" and then says:

In Canada, when someone hurts your feelings, you can respond, write a letter to the editor, call a talk radio show, start a political campaign. But you don't go running to the government," said Levant. "Mr. Soharwardy has to realize he is in a free country now.

Ezra Levant can go eat a bag of dicks. For one, he assumes Mr. Soharwardy wasn't born in Canada. Maybe he was, maybe he wasn't. Does it matter? Anyone could have filed a human rights complaint. He assumes Soharwardy doesn't realize his freedom to Canadian values? To the contrary. Levant may host racist bigotry on his precious (former) website, but Canada does not host his (and his posse's) "rights" to say threatening and racist putrid.

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