Friday, December 21, 2007

Western Standard Caves, Pulls Blog Post From Website!

It looks as though some fairly blatantly racist material written in response to a blog post got The Western Standard in serious trouble.

A protest at City Hall this afternoon to condemn alleged violent and racist postings on the Western Standard magazine website has been cancelled.

This morning the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada reported the owner of the online publication had apologized.

The material appeared in the comments to a "Shotgun Blog" post written by Ezra Levant on December 5th, and contained such sentiments as:

"...there is no such thing as innocent Muslims. They must all be killed. All of them."

Now, what December 5th post by Ezra, you ask? Well exactly, as the screen-shot above demonstrates, in what can only be described as a orgy of self-abasement, the Standard has sent all material from December 5 down the memory hole (It's in black rather than blue, which means it's no longer a clickable link).

Yeah! Standing tall for Conservative values!
h/t to Buckets. Next time we meet I owe you a drink.

9 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

From The Herald link:

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.

This from the blog that DELETED my "good riddance" comment when the rag went tits up.

What utter hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Good, I'm glad they finally got popped.

What? Believe it or not, even anonymous conservative guys think that repeated calls for genocide aren't cricket.

Good thing that its well known Ezra hates Harper and vice versa, and that Ezra describes himself as a "liberal" these days, and that the WS openly supports the Libertarian Party, not the CPC, otherwise this might look bad on Conservatives!

Anonymous said...

Uh, I'm looking at the supposedly deleted blog entry right now. It was made on Dec. 2, not Dec. 5. The comments are pulled, but not the post. Good try, though.

http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2007/12/elmasry-vs-stey.html

Racist white trash said...

Uh, I'm looking at the supposedly deleted blog entry right now. It was made on Dec. 2, not Dec. 5. The comments are pulled, but not the post. Good try, though.

http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2007/12/elmasry-vs-stey.html

Anonymous said...

Post wasn't pulled.

They pulled the comments.

The distinction being, OTHERS said it, not Western Standard.

Your implication was that it was THE WESTERN STANDARD that wrote the piece.

That implication was, of course, dishonest.

Aside from such dishonesty simply being wrong in its own right, having to distort to make a point generally undermines, not bolsters, the point you're attempting to make.

Good job.

Anonymous said...

As for attempting to tie the owner of a blog to it's commenters,

you may want to rethink that,

why with ti-guy posting here and all.

lenny said...

"Your implication was that it was THE WESTERN STANDARD that wrote the piece."

Here's what the post said:

"The material appeared in the comments to a "Shotgun Blog" post written by Ezra Levant on December 5th, and contained such sentiments as:"

I'm not going to accuse you of lying, though. You're obviously just a typical, uneducated, slack-jawed conny fuckwit. It's quite concievable you couldn't comprehend the passage.

bigcitylib said...

The Herald story says the 5th and you can't get at any shotgun blog for that day. If the story is wrong I will change. But so far everything looks kosher.

Ti-Guy said...

why with ti-guy posting here and all.

I never call for genocides, you stunned cunt.