R.I.P. Western Standard !
Ezra Levant is shutting down the Western Standard print magazine:
"We were unable to generate a financial rate of return, but we had an enormous moral rate of return." [...]
"Over the course of those 82 issues we printed 150 million pages of great conservative news and views, plus 40 million page views on our website, plus hundreds of hours on our various radio shows. We were also truly national -- with 20% of our readers in Ontario, and 19% in B.C. Those are impressive numbers, but it was the independent, tell-it-like-it-is quality that I'll remember.
Thank you to our entire extended family -- staff, subscribers and investors -- for an amazing project, the effects of which will continue to echo for years to come."
Ezra Levant, Publisher
Posted by Ezra Levant on October 5, 2007
Canada's Alberta based, 'far right' (Harper - Manning - Kenney - Day - Levant) are under the delusion that their views are 'mainstream' - that the average Canadian embraces their ideological schlock. Ezra's vehement, often frenzied, denials of climate change, demonstrate the depths of the delusion. Canadians don't embrace the extreme free market values that the Western Standard has been flogging since the day it first appeared. So ... the Western Standard's going out of business. - LD