Sunday, October 07, 2007

And sometimes, the market gets it right.


So, another ideologically-slanted propaganda rag is going tits up because it just can't make a go of it financially and no one wants to read it? Well, that's what you call the conservative free market in action, isn't it? You publish worthless, biased crap, no one wants to buy it, it goes away, only the popular prosper, yes sir, capitalism at its finest and ... and ... ummm ... oh ... it was the right-wing Western Standard?

(Pause.)

It is, of course, a sad day when a voice of true Canadian conservatism goes silent. Yes, it's a shame. It will be missed.

We now return you to your regular neo-con frothing about letting the unfettered market have its way and how only the strong survive.

AFTERWHA ...?
In the comments section there, Joan Tintor emerges briefly from the hermetically-sealed Blogging Tory bubble to play the "whiny diversity" card:

Sad news indeed. Can't wait to see what those who claim to defend diversity in media will say.

Posted by: Joan Tintor | 5-Oct-07 5:25:57 PM

Tintor then scurried back to the safety of the Blogging Tories, where the weekly BT shriekfest to defund the liberal, leftard, socialist CBC was already in full swing.

7 comments:

Sheena said...

I'll be pissed if I don't get my deposit back from next year's cruise. Ezra "Lido Deck" Levant is pretty hot in a Speedo, you know.

Lobby Dosser said...

Honestly, this is the funniest thing I've heard for a while. Doesn't take a genius to figure out that recycled right wing idiocy wouldn't sell in Canada, but thats the free market for you. Ha Ha Ha

Bonus: One less journal that gives Plastic Canadian Steyn an outlet, what a crying shame.

Ti-Guy said...

Joan Tintor just loves her crap. She goes all moony over the godawful Toronto Sun all the time.

I am going on record to state that I don't defend "diversity" if that means glorifying garbage like the kind printed in The Western Standard.

Diane Demorney said...

Good riddance! Besides being an unreadable mess of a magazine, the people who owned/operated it were, if not exactly sociopaths, at the very least classist fools, with not an ounce of compassion amongst them. And I speak as one who knows them. Matthew Johnston (whom Ezra named in the obit as his "co-pilot") was verbally abusive to his employees and didn't think the labour laws of Alberta applied to the "Western Standard". I could say more, but I would hate to get you in trouble, CC - Ezra is quite litigious.

fergusrush said...

"We now return you to your regular neo-con frothing about letting the unfettered market have its way and how only the strong survive."

Nothing wrong here: it was no good and died a financial death. So what?

"Tintor then scurried back to the safety of the Blogging Tories, where the weekly BT shriekfest to defund the liberal, leftard, socialist CBC was already in full swing."

Unless The Western Standard was getting public funding of some kind, this comment is truly non sequitur.

Ti-Guy said...

The Standard got 63 000$ from the Publications Assistance Programme in 2005-2006.

fergusrush said...

"The Standard got 63 000$ from the Publications Assistance Programme in 2005-2006."

Well, I hope Levant never printed anything against the CBC's funding then. I wouldn't know because I didn't read the Standard.