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August 09, 2010

From the short bus

The Mark is hosting a live chat with Michael Ignatieff this afternoon at 4:30pm (EST). Director of Outreach and Press Relations for The Mark, Maria Cortellucci wrote to me soliciting a question. Maria addressed me by my first name though I do not believe we have been introduced (more's the pity).

"Judging from the calibre of the questions we have received already, it looks like it will be a highly engaging and interesting discussion."

My question is posted. Let's see how long it takes for them to delete it.

For shits and giggles, check out the calibre of the highly engaging questions posted before mine (and if mine has been flushed down the Memory Hole, those would be questions 1 through 11, featuring three from Russell Barth who is on a mission).

Mr. Ignatieff,

Through charitable donations via their iFreedom Plus "no interest" halal MasterCards, Muslim-Canadians and others seeking sharia-compliant credit are supporting the work of the RS Foundation. Shujaat Wasty, the director of the RS Foundation, wrote an article claiming "there is no doubt that the Zionist movement occupies a primary role" in the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.

Knowing that MasterCard chooses to do business with an organization directed by a man with these views, would you choose to (continue to) do business with MasterCard? Or do you believe Muslim-Canadians should seek out an alternative vendor for sharia compliant credit cards? In light of the memory of Canadians murdered on Septemer 11, 2001, should Canadians choose to (continue to) do business with MasterCard?


[I am posting a question at the request of Maria Cortellucci, Director of Outreach and Press Relations. themarknews.com]

I thought "and others" was a nice touch. But then I am a bad man. Click through for the ass kissing, climate changey questions. Stay for Russell Barth, pot legalization enthusiast.

Exit question: The Mark, Alexa rank #293,072, can afford a Director of Outreach and Press Relations? Clearly I am managing my blog treasures badly. Less wenching! More outreaching!

Parting shot: I have yet to hear anything regarding this issue from that ersatz conservative broadsheet The National Post, who are collaborators. My referral logs for the linked post on the Blood Libel Mastercard revealed visitors from The Toronto Star and the House of Commons. But we already know which side of the occupation their bread is buttered (does that even count as a mixed metaphor? Fuck it, I'm going to press.)

Update: Blazing Cat Fur provides the soundtrack.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 9, 2010 12:29 PM


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