“Mr. Joseph acknowledged that what he billed as a settlement proposal is not substantially different from what his clients unsuccessfully demanded of the magazine last year, prior to their complaints.
“To us, there isn’t much difference, but to [Maclean’s] it might be huge,” Mr. Joseph said, explaining that they no longer want to control the art design, and do not expect “unfettered” editorial control over the rebuttal, only that it be “long enough” and “mutually agreeable.” He also said the demand that Maclean’s make a nominal financial contribution to a race relations charity has been dropped.
He said he has an author in mind, but “there’s no sense in putting that person in the limelight if it’s not going to happen.” He also hinted that the rebuttal has already been written, or at least sketched out, and that “one of the remedies in British Columbia may very well be that they could be ordered by the tribunal to put it in, subject to certain conditions and restrictions.”
Plucky and very cute Joseph Brean, being a true professional, left out the best part. When he raised his hand again to ask his fourth or fifth question, the lawyer got testy.
“Why are you asking so many questions?”
Brean deadpanned: “Because it’s a, uh, press conference…?”
These people really are clueless wonders.
Yesterday I took to my bed after a dinner of chocolate cake. I didn’t even stay up for Idol.
A special thanks to Doggerel for thoughtfully posting a Pingu!
And to the poorly-feeling Binky who emerged from his sickbed of pain to post a very nice thingie.
Fortunately I don’t have to leave the house again until a “do” this Saturday, and next Wednesday Mark Steyn is coming to town. So I will be able to continue my decompression in peace…
Oh and the amazing Rob Breakenridge chronicles more of the Sharia Creeps lies here.