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Freedom of the Press Part 2

This Magazine Staff

Today’s Media Scout from Maisonneuve has an excellent summary of the other Western Standard story Albertans are talking about. The one where columnist Ric Dolphin quotes an unattributed source — a friend of Ralph Klein’s — making disparaging, racist remarks about Klein’s wife. The quote, one of two anonymous comments, help Dolphin paint a picture of Colleen Klein as a machiavellian social climber whose attachment to the finer points of public life are the real reason Ralph won’t leave.
Garbage. And certainly a contributing factor in advertisers and distributors decisions to withdraw support for the magazine. Protests from the Metis community are likely to give Levant more of what he wants: media attention. Let’s hope readers vote with their feet.

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