The Surrender… that wasn’t

Robert jago has a very good angle of the CHRC’s decision to cave on the Macleans/Steyn case.

The ‘supporters’ of 13(1) in the blogosphere have been saying that the CHRC is right to investigate all claims, and that its own mechanisms will work and decide this case on the merits and likely throw it out. And on the face of it, it looks like they have a claim to, if not victory, then vindication. “The system works.”

Bollocks to that. The words of the tribunal belie the reasons for this case’s dismissal. It has nothing to do with the facts of the case, and everything to do with the pressures they faced from parliament and a vocal segment of the public. As I said, it was like they weren’t speaking about Maclean’s at all. They were principally speaking to parliamentary committee members…

The rest.