The Western Standard is being sued by the Alberta Human Rights Commisson for publishing the infamous Mohammed cartoons. This email recently went out to all Western Standard readers (thanks to Jackie's blog for making me check that old email account the Western Standard keeps posting to):
Dear Western Standard reader,
Our magazine has been sued for publishing the Danish cartoons, and I need your help to fight back! As you know, the Western Standard was the only mainstream media organ in Canada to publish the Danish cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed.
We did so for a simple reason: the cartoons were the central fact in one of the largest news stories of the year, and we’re a news magazine. We publish the facts and we let our readers make up their minds. Advertisers stood with us. Readers loved the fact that we treated them like grown-ups. And we earned the respect of many other journalists in Canada who envied our independence. In fact, according to a COMPAS poll last month, fully 70% of Canada’s working journalists supported our decision to publish the cartoons... Read the full letter here.