Thursday, June 26, 2008
More on the Colleen Leduc thing
A curious pattern seems to have arisen in the media coverage of this case. The more conservative media, like the Toronto Sun, the National Post, and the like are all over it, whereas centrist (but socially liberal) media such as the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star have ignored it. The genuine left is pretty hit and miss too, though I found out about this on a babble thread, and Bread and Roses has a thread on it now too. Alternet has also covered the story. Still, it's kind of odd. I have a feeling that there's a reluctance to demonstrate the ridiculousness of this sort of superstition, perhaps for fear of offending the granola set, or just a sense that it's rude to undermine people's deeply held beliefs no matter how ridiculous they are. Meanwhile, the socons at the more right wing mainstream media are only too glad to ridicule superstition, as long as it isn't the dominant superstition.