Saturday, July 03, 2010

Marci McDonald replies to the right

[Originally posted at Bene Diction Blogs On, June 9, 2010]

Marci McDonald, in an op-ed in today's Ottawa Citizen, has a response to some of her media and blogopshere critics on the right.

Aside from marvelling that she would ever be targeted by a blogger named "Blazingcatfur", she has noticed "distinctly un-Christian invective". Is Ezra Levant, she wonders, "part of an orchestrated effort to discredit a work that links the growing presence of the religious right in Ottawa to one particular cabinet minister, Levant's former boss, Stockwell Day?"

I'll let you read her piece, in which she wonders if she has kicked over a hornet's nest, for yourself.

In the meantime, David Frum, whom she critiques in her op-ed, has a response of his own up at the NationalPost's website.

UPDATE: Dennis Gruending, a friend of BDBO, has an online article on the media fuss in which he mentions that McDonald felt the need for two bodyguards during her recent Calgary speech. He also quotes John Stackhouse.

Update: (from BD) Christian Week has weighed in with an op-ed on the book: A shiver runs through it