Got this email yesterday afternoon. Looks like Ezra is quitting the Western Standard:
As you know, the Western Standard stopped publishing our print edition last month.
But I'm happy to announce that one of the Western Standard's founders, Matthew Johnston, has assembled a small team of our former staff, and they're going to revive our magazine's websites.
Working with other long-time Western Standard staff like writer Kevin Steel and sales manager Josh Frederick, they're going to try to make a go of it online — and I wish them good luck. They loved the magazine and I'm sure they'll do a great job of the new venture.
I'm moving on to other projects, but Matthew and his team have invited me to continue to blog from time to time on the site, and I'm sure I will.
So make sure to visit www.westernstandard.ca to see what the new team is up to — and keep an eye peeled for their e-mail updates.
Join with me in wishing them good luck!
Yours truly,Ezra Levant
Don't bother visiting the site yet, as it hasn't changed much in the past couple of weeks.
I wonder if the remaining bunch will be able to attract the same calibre of right-wing heavy, or whether it will turn into just another Conservative blog.
And interesting, in that Ezra hasn't written a column for the Sun Chain since October when the whole "bus driver in a hijab" thing blew up in his face and Canoe.ca pulled his column. Maybe he's being "Zuber Linked" (ie put out to pasture).
Pity, in a way, the Right loses its dorkiest looking gun-slinger.