the Steve Paiken puff-piece in the G&M is crap. A couple of points I would add.
1) Kathy Shaidle is not a conservative. She's a racist. The evidence for that is overwhelming. Mr Paiken and the writers at the G&M do conservatives no favours by eliding the distinction.
2) I have no problem with anyone attempting to deny Ms. Shaidle a pay-cheque or a soap-box, and I'd like to think I've got her tossed out of a venue or two in my time. My taxes pay Mr. Paiken's salary, and it appalls me that he would use them to promote trash on TVO.
3) WK is talking about taking this case to the Ontario Press Council. I say do it. Pigs don't regulate themselves.