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Globe and Mail Disables Margaret Wente/Dr. Tiller Comments

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This is weird.

I usually find Margaret Wente’s columns in the Globe and mail to be apologies for right wing stupidity. She has one today that is refreshingly reality based.

It is sympathetic to recently assassinated Dr. George Tiller and critical of the forced birth (aka pro life) movement. Here is how she concludes:

Despite the killing of Dr. Tiller, the influence of extremist Christianity in the United States is on the decline. This brutal act may only hasten that. But if other doctors are discouraged from doing this painful but necessary work, the killer will have won after all.

I read the whole thing and scrolled down, curious to see how Wente’s readers would respond to her column. Sadly, I found this statement where comments should have been:

Comments have been disabled
Editor’s Note: We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. We appreciate your understanding.

The Globe and Mail appears not to moderate comments to its articles, columns and editorials. Understandable, given how newspapers are bleeding red ink these days. But I am left free to speculate about what those legal reasons might be. Could it be that forced birth(aka pro life) movement activists submitted comments expressing glee over the assassination of Dr. Tiller? Did someone threaten Dr. Morgenthaler? Or did they express outrage and threats tow=ard Wente herself?

Credit where it is due to Wente, a conservative journalist, for writing about forced birth terrorism. It took courage.

Written by slothropia

June 6th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

No Connection Between GOP Base and Dr. Tillers Assassin

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Hey, remember when this stuff was going on?

Ha, ha. Good times.

It would, of course, be wrong to suggest that whoever assassinated Dr. Tiller might have sympathizers among the people shown in the video above.

Thanks to Buffalo Pundit and Mike Finnigan at Crooks and Liars.

Written by slothropia

June 1st, 2009 at 10:55 am

Dr. Tiller Assassinated

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Crazy right wingers have succeeded in killing Dr. George Tiller of Kansas because he performed abortions.

Here is a brief portrait of Dr. Tiller by one who knew him.

There is a suspect in custody as of this moment, though charges will not be laid until tomorrow.

See the classy comment at the top of the home page of the website of the forced birth group Army of God. The rest of the page is decorated with photos of aborted fetuses so as to shock and titillate their readers.

Violence like this fills me with rage. The rhetoric and tactics of the forced birth movement fills me with rage as does their enablers and cheerleaders in the corporate media. I might not be in the mood to speak politely to a “pro-life” advocate for awhile.

Give credit where it’s due; at least Operation Rescue and their allies don’t pretend to be rational citizens.

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May 31st, 2009 at 9:36 pm