It’s only been a few months and already the crack new Sun regime that Kory Teneycke assembled has racked-up some impressive entries for this year’s Michener for worst editorial (whadya mean there’s no such category? — ed).
There was the one where they told Omar Khadr to screw himself (and then later expressed shock his lawyer wouldn’t talk to them anymore). There’s the one where they proclaimed how great it was the next Governor General isn’t a minority or a woman, classily headlined Hip Hip Horay for the white GG. And we’re tying to pretend this one never happened.
We can add one more to the list though with Tuesday’s effort, where they assure us that not one of the Tamils that came to Canada on the MV Sun Sea (what did it cost Mr. Paladeau for the naming rights? — ed) is a legitimate migrant or refugee because, well, because they said so, apparently. It seems their plan is to wage a terror war from within our borders, and they must be met with force.
A brand new low
In which a prominent news outlet proposes turning Canada into a rogue nation.
The Sun Media editorialists don’t think anyone who arrived in Canada aboard the MV Sun Sea can be considered a legitimate refugee, because the UNHCR has opined that Tamils as a group are no longer imperiled in Sri Lanka … wait, hang on, that’s not why at all. Sorry, we foolishly assumed the editorial was going to make sense! None of the Tamils can be considered refugees, they say, because “many of Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority — especially the 300,000 ex-pats now residing here, primarily in Toronto — are financially or vocally supporting the Tamil Tigers.” They are, therefore, “queue-jumpers, scam artists, back-door home invaders, plus a terrorist or two.” Lovely.
What’s to be done? Glad you asked: “If the MV Sun Sea were carrying 500 ‘migrants’ from Afghanistan, home base for the Taliban and al-Qaeda, would we be allowing it to enter Canadian waters, or would we put firing a shot over the bow with a message that the next would be midships? Lock and load would be our approach. And this case is no exception.”
If Sun Media is not in fact calling for the deliberate murder of people approaching Canadian waters, we think they’d better clarify just what the hell they are calling for.
Actually, we think QMI is saying they’re going to give Ezra Levant a shotgun, a life jacket and a row boat and have him stand guard off Haida Gwaii keeping an eye out for any terrorist boats and/or Soviet bombers. (Ready, aye, ready! — ed)
As Selley said though, we’d welcome clarification though if that’s not the case.