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Friday, October 05, 2007 

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

Western Standard.ca

At the World's Biggest Bookstore in Toronto, they never sold more than 3 or 4 copies of any issue.
Hardly any store sold it in central Toronto.

Byfield and Levant have yet another failure to their names.
Another failure of Levant's was being communications director for Stockwell Day. That lasted less than three months.

Byfield has the son Link and between them they have expressed such crackpot views that I feel safer in central Canada.

Now all we need is to ensure that Levant will stop talking! Period!

Good timing, though. What wtih an election arriving soon, he'll be able to do spadework for Harpo and the Conservatives out west.

On the other hand . . .with a tenuous minority, maybe he'll be sidelined. We hope permanently.

You have no idea how incredibly happy this makes me... no idea.

Diane ... tell us how happy it makes you!

It would seem that their own claim to let the free market decide all things was the prokphet of their own doom. How fitting!

Hiya Dawg!

Isn't it time to see this story about the National Pest?

LD wants to know how happy I am... well, LD, been feeling like a giggly schoolgirl on her first date. This news absolutely made my (so far boring) weekend. To Ezra and Matthew Johnston: karma's a bitch, ain't she?

Somebody say 'AMEN'!!

Hey, you giggly schoolgirls. Whether Ezra Levant, the Byfields, or anyone else publishes on paper, the accuracy of their reporting and the wisdom of their views do not change. Their views, and your views, either work or don't work in the real world. So giggle away, while people of goodwill from across the political spectrum continue to read and learn from the Western Standard online.

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