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Sherlock Holmes becomes feminist whipping boy

Season four of the Benedict Cumberbatch series, Sherlock, premiered January 1 and if you haven't seen it yet, but are a fan of the show, prepare yourself for disappointment.
After a two and half year hiatus, thinking the show, with Cumberbatch's film career taking off, would never return, I was pleasantly surprised to learn it was in fact coming back for a fourth season.
Then I watched it. The brilliant creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the cooly logical and highly perceptive Sherlock Holmes and his loyal sidekick John Watson, are, unsurprisingly, considered by the BBC inappropriate for today's audience. In short, they can't allow men to be portrayed as brilliant or brave. In season four, Mary Morstan (played by Martin Freeman's real life girlfriend, Amanda Abbington) is given a much expanded role, which basically involves henpecking Watson (her husband in the show) and belittling Sherlock.
In the premier episode, Sherlock uncovers a murderous cabal of women, wh…

Ezra Levant, World's Biggest Hypocrite

Well perhaps Ezra Levent isn't the world's biggest hypocrite, but he's certainly up there. Why pray tell? You might ask. And I will tell you, Levant portrays himself as the tireless champion of free speech, but when it comes to any criticism of Canadian corporate media he will do all in his power to silence said criticism, including slandering yours truly.

Why does someone I've never met spread slander about me? I surmise there can be only one reason for him to do so, because I dared to compete against his buddies at Glacier/Post Media. In Canada, if you dare to challenge the market share of the corrupt media companies you will find yourself viciously slandered, possibly subject to phone hacking and blacklisted as a journalist (when it comes to evil corporations they're pretty much the model). Levant began his career with a Glacier Media affiliate and believe me, he would not have been allowed to pursue any of his subsequent media projects without their's, and…