Tuesday, November 21, 2006

So much for that "Let the market decide" thing.

Oh, dear. Someone better get Joel Johannesen some nails and a large piece of wood so he can exercise some self-martyrdom.

As I read it, Joel is all bent out of shape because Chapters-Indigo is, in its Christmas flyer, emphasizing books for your non-brain damaged loved ones. Apparently, the fact that that company is "owned by liberal-leftist Heather Reisman" should in no way give her the freedom to decide what she chooses to promote for the holiday season.

(And, after all, what better gift to find under the tree on Christmas morning than Ann Coulter's ignorant, scientifically-illiterate, hate-filled screed "Godless"? The lost Yuletide opportunity almost brings tears to your eyes, doesn't it?)

Of course, it's amusing that Joel, who thinks others have some sort of moral obligation to accommodate him by being fair and balanced, is the same guy whose blog registration requirements would make some of you feel ... well ... less than welcome.

Come on, Joel. Don't be petulant. It's the Christmas season. Have some cheese with that whine.


Anonymous said...

Poor Joel is so pathetic it's a little bit sad. What must it be like to go through life believing that everyone around you is a raving leftist, other than a few fellow travelers on the Internet. If Reisman is a "liberal-leftist" where does that leave the Aspers? If Gore is a leftist nutbar, then Joe Clark must be a communist.

Millions of Canadians subscribe to the Star, Globe or other papers like the Record. Crazed moonbats all. I don't know how Joel makes it to the grocery store.

Who's his ISP? Bell Globemedia? Ted Rogers, with his sinister multicultural Omni stations?

¢rÄbG®äŠŠ said...

The comments over at Joel's are pretty hilarious, too. What does it take for a person to realize that his own views are the exception?

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight. Radio stations can choose which bands they play on the radio (Dixie Chick etc issue), but people who own bookstores can't choose which books they offer/promote.

This is a very strange perception of "free market".

Mike said...

Yeah read those comments and then go over to Popular Doctrine. Buddy Joel banned Adrian McNair for daring to suggest that freedom means everyone, including 'lefties' gets to publish ans sell books. And in pretty much THAT language.

But Joel dumped him. It's a beautiful thing, isn't it?