The persecution of Mark Steyn, or why I am glad I’m not Canadian

Frank Miele, managing editor of the Daily Inter Lake

I don’t have it too bad.

I’ve been called a coward, a moron, a bad journalist, and worst of all a bad writer for having the audacity to express my opinions in this column, but at least I have never been arrested or put on trial for telling the truth.

That distinct honor has been reserved for Mark Steyn, the Canadian author who lives in self-imposed exile in New Hampshire.

Many of you have probably never heard of Steyn, which is a pity because he is one of the funniest, most insightful and well-rounded social critics since H.L. Mencken. He is also one of the most persecuted authors since Emile Zola published “J’Accuse” in 1898.