Marci McDonald’s “The Armageddon Factor”: The Unravelling Begins

“Marci McDonald, who has won many prizes and held many prestigious positions in Canadian journalism, has just released a very bad book on what she posits is an increasingly menacing Religious Right in Canada.

Let’s start with the title: The Armaggedon Factor. Notice, as if you couldn’t, the hysterical title conveying the usual stock-in-trade of contemporary journalism: FEAR! FEAR…and how it can kill your family! More news at 11! (HT: The Colbert Report)

It doesn’t get better. I’m wading through its confused prose, bad arguments, lack of specificity and evidence, and preposterous paranoia ….”

I’m just enraptured over this review.

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