Toronto Sun Editor Bends Over for Daily Kos

Written by Lotus on Sunday, 11 of November , 2007 at 1:17 pm

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In Godless Ann Coulter wrote, “Liberals are perennially enraged that Republicans are allowed to talk back.” As such, this has spawned “Hugo Chavez Democrats” that make it their life’s work to get conservatives blacklisted from the media.  The Left’s perpetual whining is usually funny, but not so much when the spineless surrender to them.  Last week Daily Kos turned their attention to columnist Rachel Marsden.  Marsden wrote a well-read column for the Toronto Sun and appears frequently on Fox News and other networks.  Daily Kos objected to her recent column on waterboarding and this joke Marsden made on CNN:

I suppose that those who object to terror suspects getting water up the nose would say that, as a young competitive swimmer, I was also tortured. It was called “hypoxic training” — swimming underwater and holding our breath until we passed out. Our coaches didn’t call it torture, just an exercise in “mental toughness.” So think of it this way — terror suspects are getting some free mental toughness training courtesy of the U.S. government.

Daily Kos posted contact information for Marsden’s Toronto Sun editor and encouraged people to get her column removed from the newspaper.  “pale cold” wrote:

But we don’t have to sit and take it. Speak up! All Canadian Kossacks can write a letter. If any American Kossacks want to vent, hey, please! Make the Toronto Sun aware of how abhorrent and completely UNCANADIAN they are for publishing such tripe. If they don’t want to live in a country with morals and humanitarian ethics? They know where the door is. I suspect that the rest of Canada won’t lose any sleep in their absence.

Guess what?  It worked.  The Toronto Sun was inundated with e-mails from the nutjobs at Daily Kos.  Their new liberal editor-in-chief Lou Clancy notified Marsden that after a two-year relationship the Toronto Sun is dropping her weekly column. 

As most conservatives would, Marsden is wearing the Daily Kos’s campaign against her as a badge of honor.  Marsden responded on her website:

Attention terrorists and Islamofascists: You can now read the Toronto Sun without having your delicate sensibilities offended, as my weekly column is no longer with Sun Media. I am currently exploring US syndication and other venues for the column. In the meantime, you can continue to read it here at, every Monday. And yes (to respond to some of your queries), after more than 2 years of writing weekly for the Sun, I’ve been under a new Editor-in-Chief, Lou Clancy, since October 5th, who comes from Canada’s most liberal newspaper: The Toronto Star. My column about Islam was spiked on his first day at the job. Best of luck to any principled conservatives who remain.

Show your support for Rachel Marsden by purchasing her cheeky “CIA Center For Aquatic Excellence Waterboarding Team” t-shirt.  All proceeds will be donated to the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund.

It should be noted that despite the Left’s protests, apparently torture does work.  Perhaps we should scrap waterboarding and force terrorists to read page after page of incoherent rants from the Daily Kos e-mail monkeys.  It gets results: Toronto Sun editor Lou Clancy folded in just a few hours.

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