Blog by John Miller

Bad stereotyping

December 20th, 2008

What were the editors of the Toronto Star thinking when they ran a restaurant review that potentially alienated 250,000 readers?

That's how many people in the GTA identify themselves as Italian heritage. The review, by Corey Mintz (Wining and dining like a mayor, Dec. 16), went out of its way to stereotype Basilico Ristorante, an Italian eatery in Vaughan, as a threatening and misogyn ...

Now for Round 2

December 3rd, 2008

For the last month, I have been trying to get Mark Steyn to verify a quotation he uses to characterize the threat that he feels Muslims pose to western civilization.

Now he has finally done that. What can I say? Congratulations. It’s a start. It’s progress.

At issue was the veracity of the quotation he picked up from Oriana Fallaci and used in a review he wrote in Maclean’s maga ...