Saturday, March 04, 2006
An update on the cartoon flap
Only one day has passed, but a lot has already happened with the Sheaf's publication of the cartoon. This story is unfortunately going to be as big as I predicted, and I am expecting national press attention by the middle of next week. In the last day, a very close friend of mine has begun to collect signatures for a letter he is submitting to the Sheaf, and will likely have several hundred by the time he is done. Peter MacKinnon, president of the U of S, sent out a letter to all students demanding an apology from the Sheaf. Dave Hutton, former Editor-in-chief of the Sheaf, will have some interesting observations, as will former News Editor Jeremy Warren, who recently resigned over the Sheaf's decision not to publish the Mohammed cartoons. Kate from Small Dead Animals, Saskatchewan's most popular blog, has picked up the story, and is giving it a lot of exposure. Lost Budgie provides some dialogue on the issue as well. Folks, I think this is the Perfect Storm, and I'm in the eye of the storm. For now.