Did you know that almost 60% of Margaret Atwood's nearly 900,000 Twitter followers are fake? Can you even remember the last time one of her novels was a bestseller?
Her most famous book, The Handmaid's Tale, satirized a fictional Christian theocracy instead of a real life Muslim one like Iran's. She didn't have the courage to speak the truth.
The point is: To most of us, Margaret Atwood is irrelevant.
Yet Canada's media elite still seeks out her opinion on political matters.
Anyhow, her article was pulled from the website.
Atwood immediately presented herself as a victim of "rightwing" censorship to her (real) Twitter followers.
Except the Post put her column back up after a few hours.
So what happened? If you compare both versions, you'll see that the Post had had to correct some factual errors she'd made in her original column.
For a brief time, Atwood got to feel like a martyr, and other members of the Canadian establishment egged her on.
The whole tempest in a teapot illustrates just how insular and shallow they all are.
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Ezra Levant’s book about the Canadian Human Rights Commissions, censorship and the Mohammed cartoons was voted "the best political book of the last 25 years."
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