Musings —05.12.2010 11:58 AM—
This makes me sad. I used to work with a Charles Lewis at the Ottawa Citizen. He was a wonderful, thoughtful guy. There was no bigger supporter than him for the work I was doing exposing the religious right and the far right. No one.
That’s why I’m sad to read tripe like the linked column – the hackneyed, clichéd, anti-CBC and anti-secularism/pro-Harper and pro-religious right claptrap that the Post churns out, endlessly, while completely indifferent to the effect it has on its circulation and/or credibility. When I wrote for them, they – the great free-speechers! – refused to let me print a goddamned word that was positive about the CBC, the Star or related subjects. When they also refused to let me say what I wanted to say about protecting human rights, I quit. Now, I only read them online, and sporadically at best.
Anyway. The Charles Lewis I knew isn’t the Charles Lewis I see in the Post this morning. He’s left the building, and I sure miss him.