Is The Sun Done With Rachel Marsden?

There was something curious about The Toronto Sun’s website last night.  If you briefly examined the list of the paper’s political columnists, something stood out about one name in particular.  Beside the name "Rachel Marsden" wasn’t the link to her pro-torture column which was published on Monday.  Instead, a piece from April 17, 2006 was listed.  (It was about "forcing" people to join the military.)  But when you clicked that link, you got an error message.  While her highly criticized waterboarding column is still available online (Marsden has the link on her site), for some unknown reason, it wasn’t listed beside her name anymore.
Also curious last night was the Sun Media columnists page which lists all the political opinion writers for Toronto and its sister publications.  When you got to Rachel Marsden’s name, however, no link was beside it.  In fact, you just saw this:  ( ). 
While checking the site today, it was a completely different story.  Look at this and see if you can find Rachel Marsden’s name anywhere.  That’s right.  It’s disappeared.
Check this one out, as well.  No brackets, no Marsden.
A Canoe search brings up a number of her past columns but if you go to her Toronto Sun home page here, you’ll notice it’s blank.  Normally, there would be links to her seven most recent pieces published in the paper.  Not anymore.
All of this begs an obvious question:  is The Sun done with her?  Because it sure looks that way.
Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
1:15 p.m.
Published in: on November 7, 2007 at 1:16 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. From Marsden’s website at :
    “Attention terrorists and Islamofascists:  You can now read the Toronto Sun without having your delicate sensibilities offended, as my weekly column is no longer with Sun Media.  I am currently exploring US syndication and other venues for the column.  In the meantime, you can continue to read it here at, every Monday.  And yes (to respond to some of your queries), after more than 2 years of writing weekly for the Sun, I’ve been under a new Editor-in-Chief, since October 5th, who comes from Canada’s most liberal newspaper:  The Toronto Star.  My column about Islam was spiked on his first day at the job.  Best of luck to any principled conservatives who remain.”
    – Rachel, November 7/07

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