Saturday, January 29, 2011

Western media - spineless appeasers

[via BCF]

Update: I've just sent this e-mail to the Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun and the Toronto Star:

To the editors: 
I've searched the web in general and your newspapers' on-line material for references to the trial of Danish journalist and President of the Danish Free Press Society, Lars Hedegaard, for his so-called "hate" speech. This trial is an attack on free speech everywhere and yet nowhere but on the web (excluding the MSM) is it being covered at all. 
You and your fellow mainstream "news" media are being labeled cowardly appeasers for your stance (or lack thereof) on this and similar cases.
This video by Pat Condell and this blog-post provide cogent additional thoughts on the matter. You should find them very interesting.
 Thank you for your attention.
 Sincerely yours,
And here's Mark Steyn's piece on the subject a few days ago.


Pissedoff said...

Has Harper or anyone from the Harper party ever commented on these kangaroo trials? I ask because one of the reasons I voted for them in 2006 was Harper had stated he though HRCs were dangerous to free speech. How ever we all have seen where that never went. So no vote in 2008 or in future as long as sec 13 stands and the Lynch mob are in charge.

JR said...

No, not as far as I know. I think HRC/free speech is one of those issues, like abortion, that the Tories are afraid to touch because they believe it'll do them more damage than good. I'm not sure they're right but craven, biased, hostile assholes that the media are, I'm not sure they're wrong either.