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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It seems Canadians are less concerned about “Theo Cons” than they are indifferent to shoddalists (shoddy journalists).

According to Ezra Levant, Marci McDonald‘s screed, The Armageddon Factor: The rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada, has had book sales so poor that its publisher, Random House, is unlikely to recoup its advance.

Vilification of political participation by people with Christian beliefs got McDonald lots of air-time on the major Canadian television networks and print exposure in the national press.

McDonald's contention was that conservative Christians were secretly steering the current Canadian government's political agenda. But critics such as Levant have made an obvious observation that eluded Ms McDonald; religious Christians, aside from being an extremely diverse constituency without a unified agenda, have as much right to political participation as anyone else. If it had been any other group that McDonald had characterized in such a fashion, she would have immediately been labeled as a hate-monger and bigot.

But conspiracy theory aside, Levant and others were able to sink The Armageddon Factor with a far more damaging charge, which they were able to abundantly establish; that of Marci McDonald's shoddy journalism replete with factual errors and preposterous conclusions unsupported by evidence.

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