Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ezra In The (Jewish) News

I would just note that this piece in the Canadian Jewish News almost entirely ignores the ongoing hate-speech investigation of Ezra Levant, preferring instead to focus on an address he gave to the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO’s Hatikvah chapter, which is a Jewish women's group.  Ezra's spiel, not surprisingly, was yet another tired rehash of his time with the Western Standard, his publication of the Danish cartoons, and yada yada yada.  The closest CJN staff writer Frances Kraf gets to reporting on the only new news about Levant is:

More recently, Levant’s Sept. 5 on-air rant on Sun News against Canada’s Roma community prompted the Toronto Roma Community Centre to launch a hate speech complaint with Toronto police that is currently under investigation.

Since the paragraphs before and after this contain nothing but Levant blithering on about Freedom and etc., I can only assume he refused to speak of his latest difficulties.  But you know, journalists aren't supposed to let that kind of thing go.  What ever happened to asking the hard questions and demanding straight answers?


rightprog said...

Why would this newspaper even want to write about Ezra Levant? The late and unlamented Doug Collins is to the Jewish community like Ezra Levant is to the Roma community.

Meir Weinstein said...

Ezra is a good Jew. and he has lots of support in the Jewish community.