How much does the Calgary Herald hate anyone in the Conservative Party who refuses to be anti-gun you ask?
Look no further than the idiotic story by Postmedia reporter Reid Southwick who blatantly attempts to interfere in two Conservative nomination races:
A Calgary Muslim leader says a photograph showing MP Rob Anders and federal candidate Melissa Mathieson at a firing range in front of a target depicting a lifelike image of a terrorist promotes hatred.
Then repeatedly hounds both Anders and Mathieson:
When reached a second time to respond to Merhi’s claims, Anders declined to comment and hung up his phone.
When contacted again to comment on Merhi’s allegations that the bin Laden image promotes hatred, Mathieson said she was busy campaigning and referred a reporter to her earlier statement. (see here)
Just don’t ever expect Southwick to ask Trudeau any real questions of course.
But jumping off the deep-end into full-frothing nutbar journalism is the blog post by Calgary Herald editorial board member David Marsden:
Shooting Muslims. That’s what the federal Tories are up to now?
FYI: It is inappropriate to shoot at a target of a Muslim wearing a turban.
Calgary West MP Rob Anders wakes up one day and ends up posing with somebody called Melissa Mathieson at a firing range with a target of a Muslim and what appears to be a zombie in the background?
Mathieson is apparently seeking the Conservative nomination to replace Ted Menzies in the Macleod byelection.
Guns, of course, have a role to play in society. Racism, no matter how it’s concealed, does not. And Anders and Mathieson have no role to play in public office.
“As leaders, they should promote tolerance and show the real image of Canada, a peaceful place where people come to enjoy freedom of speech and religion, and not being judged because of somebody else’s actions,” says Souheil Merhi, chairman of the Muslim Council of Calgary.
Merhi makes a lot of sense; the other two, not so much. (see here)
Obviously the other target depicting a white guy in a dress shirt and tie is racist as well and an example of promoting class warfare right?
Update: Looks like the Herald pulled Marsden’s blog post