The LEFT WING THOUGHT POLICE, aided by the DAILY KOS and dozens of left wing blogs, claimed another victim this past week with the firing of conservative columnist Rachel Marsden from the Toronto Sun.
The ONLY GOAL of these coordinated left wing bloggers was her firing! As a blogger named "pale" wrote over at A Creative Revolution, "Why would anyone give this woman a platform to spew her venom?"Why pale, how brilliant! Only you should have a platform to spew your venom.
One reader, aptly named "TheManWithNoPoint" replied to the blog, "I want Rachel Marsden off the columnist role for that rag, or I'm kicking it into high gear. Hint: And that might involve placards and thermoses full of hot cocoa, at a certain newspaper's head office."
This was notihing short of a full blown effort to get a columnist fired that spread like wildfire across the blogosphere.
All my regular readers know I get equally outraged when a liberal voice is silenced by the right. Thankfully that rarely happens.
But exactly what was Marsden's unforgivable sin that led to her firing? Well, she expressed an opinion. It was kind of her job at Sun Media.
She said that, under certain circumstances, in time of war, certain actions, including waterboarding, might be necessary. I've made the exact same case here in my blog, but no one can fire me. Of course, I'm not as funny or sarcastic as Marsden either.
Marsden did go on to defend the practice of waterboarding and make a case that it wasn't even torture.
Now you can disagree with her every premise, you can argue point by point that she is wrong, she is ignorant, she is cruel, she is petty, she is stupid or that she is ugly (although that is a stretch). That is a debate, a discussion, a dialog. But getting her fired? That stifles debate.
No discussion is necessary. The silence of the lambs.
Here are some key points from Marsden in her blog reply to her firing: Some Have Forgotten How War Works
|If the West loses the current war against Islamofascism, it will be because some have lost all sense of what war really means.|