They claim to be believers in the marketplace of ideas, merely seeking a chance to respond to Mark Steyn. What they don’t say is that they have demanded the right to a cover story in Maclean’s, with full editorial control over content and art.
Imagine NR, after publishing, say, a cover story critical of Al Gore’s movie, being forced by a government body to allow Gore to write a cover story in rebuttal, with full editorial control.
Patently ridiculous, of course. According to Norwegian imam Mullah Krekar, "Our way of thinking will prove more powerful than yours." Um, if this is your preferred line of thinking, Mullah, I would have to disagree. The way of the bludgeon can be dominant for a time, but not for long.