Monday, September 6, 2010


Korey Teneycke takes a look at some of the imaginary people who have joined a genuine Canadian icon--CanLit diva Margaret Atwood--on an online petition to stop FOX TV from defiling our sacrosanct shores:
(O)ver 45,000 people have signed this petition. It is safe to assume many, if not most, are Americans.
Atwood is not the only A-list “celebrity” that has signed. Dwight Shroot (from The Office), Boba Fett (of Star Wars), Snuffaluffagus (Sesame Street) and Homer Simpson are also signatories. Clearly the CRTC should take note of such distinguished individuals lending their name to this smear job.
I wonder how many of Canada's literarti (a group once waggishly described as "the unspeakable in pursuit of the unreadable") followed Peggy's lead and signed up for censorship.

Update: More petition fun.

Update: Here's the Ceeb's Kady O'Mally on what, for want of a better word, I'm calling Petitiongate.

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