Why is National Arts Centre hosting “Cultural Day” by Iranian Embassy Front? Hmmm?
For those of you who missed it, NAC spokeswoman Rosemary Thompson felt the need to distance herself from the recent IFPS Canada event featuring Geert Wilders in this Globe and Mail piece which came out before Mr. Wilders even spoke at the NAC.
As pointed out in this excellent commentary by Ezra Levant, Ms Thompson and the NAC (presumably the building itself, its board of directors, the caterers and perhaps even the chairs) couldn’t be fussed to distance themselves from previous “edgy” events held at the NAC but for Geert Wilders, Ms Thompson could not contain her indignation.
The irony is thicker than Saffron Ice Cream (or, Bastani-e gol-o bolbol, if you prefer to be culturally correct).
We’ve seen plenty of bloggers comment on Ms Thompson’s lack of consistency and now we are awaiting the attention that this will surely get from the main stream media . . .
(fade to black to the sound of chirping crickets . . . )