Remember the remonstrations of organizers of the "peace" rally at the JLC this past Saturday, the one demanding of the federal government that it "oppose all aggression and condemn war crimes against civilians," among other demands?
Instantly recognizable as press release-style blandishments for public consumption, they were nevertheless predictably distributed — not once but twice — by a conciliatory London Free Press as anxious itself to believe in the power of wishful-thinking as much as anything else. Contentions irrefutable, of course, except by evidence that was itself entirely predictable. From a letter to the editor (link not archived):
Like the Free Press reporters, we are supposed to simply imagine the "peace" and "non-political"-ness of the rally. Compare the pre-rally coverage of the Free Press with its sympathetically benign, tear-jerking and conspicuously apolitical reporting of the rally, Rally seeks Mideast peace. What a rag…
I am a Canadian who has listened with outrage to the stories of what my fellow Canadians have been suffering in Lebanon. I have cried and prayed for the families of Ab Chahbar and others I have heard about.
Thanks to Honey Pot for pointing out the letter to the editor in the comments section.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Tuesday, July 25, 2006