Thursday, November 08, 2007

I love the smell of (metaphorical) napalm in the morning

Controversial Sun Media columnist Rachel Marsden is history.

Axing her column comes none too soon for a large segment of Toronto Sun readers who protested her pro torture comments Oct. 31 during Wolf Blitzer's CNN show and in her column on Monday.

As blogger Dennis Earl noted Wednesday afternoon, most Sun Media online traces of Rachel's Monday column were gone, although it could still be read on

So we put it to Sun sources - is she toast?

"It's true, Rachel will no longer be writing for the Sun," a source told TSF last night."
Rachel "Torture Is A Swimmingly Good Idea" Marsden has a message on her website for all of us dhimmis:
Attention terrorists and Islamofascists: You can now read the Toronto Sun without having your delicate sensibilities offended, as my weekly column is no longer with Sun Media. I am exploring US syndication and other venues for the column. In the meantime, you can continue to read it here at every Monday. - Rachel, November 7/07."
Freedom of speech is one thing; stupidity of speech -- in the media -- is another. The media has been used and abused to spread this kind of divisive hyperbole for too long. Our 4th Estate is essential to the democratic process; we need information, not bullshit, if we're to make it work.

Good work to everyone who objected. See? We can do it. Oh, and Rachel? McBye.

(h/t matt)