Programming note: A new week of The Mark Steyn Show begins today at 8pm BST/3pm North American Eastern. If you're in the Antipodes, you may prefer to watch at 5pm Aussie Eastern via our new partners at ADH TV.
~On Friday, my solicitors in London served notice on the the UK media censor Ofcom that, absent a complete reversal of their "ruling" against me by the end of this week, I will be suing them in the English High Court - because, aside from anything else, their action is illegal.
The two verdicts against me - and the fearless Naomi Wolf - both arise out of the Steyn Show's coverage of victims of the Covid vaccines. Ofcom's illegal interventions on behalf of the official narrative have had the desired effect on an already compliant and craven UK broadcasting industry. On Saturday, thousands of Britons protested in Trafalgar Square at the "Truth Be Told" rally:
We came to London yesterday to share our stories of pain and loss from Vax and the Midazolam protocols and thousands of people came out to bear witness, thank you.— Wayne Cunnington (@waynetlc) May 14, 2023
The red roses and red confetti cannons represented the loss of loved ones felt by so many in this attack on humanity pic.twitter.com/3i846Xx5st
But, if you listen to Ofcom-regulated radio and TV, you won't have heard a word about it:
Not reported even on GB News— Jan Newell (@JanNewell6) May 14, 2023
Some of the participants at the rally, crippled or bereaved by the vaccines, will be familiar to you from their appearances on The Mark Steyn Show over the last year-and-a-half, but the new GB News, mired in Tories'n'trivia, now dismisses them as "crazy conspiracy theorists".
That's the Ofcom Effect, as enforced by Lord Grade, Dame Melanie Dawes and their shadowy commissars. I note, by the way, that, say what you will about Canada's execrable "human rights" tribunals, but their censors were at least obliged to put their names to their rulings. At Ofcom, the all-powerful judges are anonymous: what a disgrace to English law.
So it falls to a Canadian (me) and an American (Naomi) to take a stand against UK state censorship. Many viewers have inquired about ways to support this important lawsuit in the King's Bench Division of the High Court. There are multiple methods to do so, including:
a) signing up a friend for a Steyn Club Gift Membership;
b) buying a chum a SteynOnline gift certificate;
c) ordering him or her my new book; or
d) treating your special someone to a stateroom on this summer's Mark Steyn Cruise. They will love you forever.
In the first two cases, 100 per cent of the proceeds and, in the latter two, a significant chunk thereof (save for shipping costs for the book, etc) go to a grand cause - and you or your loved one gets something, too.
~Speaking of The Prisoner of Windsor, set in a strange land that may nonetheless seem oddly familiar...
If you absolutely can't live without your full-price hardback being personally inscribed, that we can do.
However, if you disdain my John Hancock, Amazon is selling the book at a discount - and the shipping will be rather less, too. Likewise, if you order from Amazon Canada. (An alternative option north of the border: for a hardback direct from the University of Toronto Press, click here.)
For digital versions of the book, please scroll down the page.
~If you enjoy The Mark Steyn Show, we'll also be doing it live at sea during the 2023 Mark Steyn Cruise - and with all of your favourite guests, including of course Eva, Leilani and Alexandra. More details here.
~Notwithstanding my one-step-forward-two-steps-back health, we had a busy weekend at SteynOnline, starting with my return to our Clubland Q&A. Rick McGinnis's Saturday movie date plumped for Burt Lancaster and Ossie Davis in The Scalphunters, and on Sunday Tal Bachman picked up the ball and tried to run with it. For Mother's Day in North America I celebrated the Golden Age of the Mother Song, and we closed out the weekend with me talking to Paul Simon, Julio Iglesias, Bananarama, Artie Shaw, Lulu and more about a cavalcade of Non-Stop Number Ones.
If you were too busy spending the weekend not being interviewed by GB News, we hope you'll want to check out one or three of the foregoing as a new week begins.
~Finally, if you are way beyond print copies of books, The Prisoner of Windsor is also available in digital format.
For Nook, see here.
For Kobo, see here.
For the Kindle edition around the world, please click below: