I dunno, maybe I'm late to the party, the right-wing party going on at Macleans. I have to confess I quit reading years ago because of the smarmy idiocy of a certain Lady Black, and the sycophantic puff pieces by professional groupie Peter Newman. So yeah, I guess I've known for years that they leaned right. But yesterday a free issue showed up at my door, so, silly me, I opened it, only to find that in the interim they've leaned so far that they've fallen right over the railing - mag overboard! - into the tar and tea-bag stained waters of the right-wing Kafka revival.
First they named John Baird as parliamentarian of the year. Really Macleans? John Baird. The screaming pitbull of parliamentary destruction whose mental toolbox consists of a big monkey wrench and whose constipated countenance resembles nothing more that a sandbox bully in full meltdown - that's your choice?
Then there was this incredible article about Rand Paul, discussing in complete seriousness his opportunity to become the first US politician to found an anti-government dynasty. Scanning, scanning for irony… nope. Reading closer now, looking for a mention of his racist politics. Not finding it. I mean Rand Paul is the guy causing a shitstorm in the US media because he thinks property rights should allow business owners to decline service to anyone they don't like the look of…. people whose skin is, you know, not white.
So what's up? Why the omission? Do they think it's an irrelevant fact, unnecessary knowledge up here in comfy, complacent Canada? Are we not on the need to know list? Do they think we don't have access to US news, or that newfangled gadget, the "internets"?
Jeezus. I can't even take a dump in peace anymore.
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