Monday, March 19, 2007

When even the crazies back slowly toward the exits.


It's not cutting edge or current but we might as well blow a couple minutes and highlight one of the more demented citizens of Canada's Wingnut-o-sphere: Judi McLeod, a complete lunatic who thought the mob was behind 9/11, and plagiarized a satirical article from "the Onion" without realizing it was parody.

She is also apparently anti-Semitic, which appears to explain where most of her work ends up:

Canada Free Press founding editor Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck and The Rant.

I'm not saying she's nuts, but there's something kind of creepy about someone who makes even Kathy Shaidle look sane.

4 comments:

sooey said...

i like how she calls herself: "canada free press" as if she's a huge media outfit and not just a lone nutter.

Anonymous said...

This is a maliciously made falsity and should be removed.

She is also apparently anti-Semitic, which appears to explain where most of her work ends up: Canada Free Press founding editor Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck and The Rant.

I fail to see the connection. Are you saying these news outlets are anti-semitic? This looks to be a very vicious smear job. If so why do they publish the Canada Free Press associate editor Arthur Weinreb. Hm? He is Jewish. You are guilty of an ad hominem attack and a libel. Just because they are right-wing does not make them a valid target for this kind of vicious slander. This is libel, and malicious at that about somebody you dont know and I guess will probably never meet. Frankly, this seems to be a hate-fest that has little to no impartiality. This looks like a poorly done smear job to me. It really is just unsubstantiated, baseless allegations done by a blog that has an obvious and virulent hate of Judi McLeod and Canada Free Press.

Anonymous said...

To the anonymous Judi McLeod apologist... I am completely flabberghasted. I don't know how to respond to your ilk but I must.

You must lead a very lonely, empty life to feel you must defend a "journalist" - like a knight in shining armour - who is beyond the pale.

There is nothing in the CanadianCynic's post - just as there was nothing in Alison's post at the Creekside blog - that has been proven false or libellous, and in fact it is all well-sourced from the newsblog's own website.

The anonymous poster's arguments have nothing to do with libel; they have to do with attempting to curtail freedom of speech. I have noticed that the CFP isn't afraid to libel people. Ciro Vitolo, anybody? In fact, through their repeated harassment of local politicians and do-gooders - Cathy Crowe comes to mind - they are attempting to censor those who disagree with them or won't tolerate their antics. As so-called journalists, I would have expected them to know the difference between libel and freedom of speech. They apparently do not.

Perhaps somebody can explain to me why the fringe right wing never blame themselves for their own actions. Everything is always the work of the dastardly left-wing media, natch.

I'm reminded of the time Judy McLeod accused Toronto Star writer Antonia Zerbisias of perpetrating a hatchet attack against her. Oh really. Talk about shooting the messenger.

I remind everybody that the CFP is also the home of stalkerette Rachel Marsden, herself no stranger to controversy or the criminal courts.

Anonymous said...

For a great laugh check out these latests blatherings in the Judi-is-completely-bonkers saga. Apparently aliens might have the inside info to save us from global warming... and U.S. speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi might be involved!

I'm laughing so hard my sides friggin' hurt........ heheheheheheheheheheheheheh, ow!

http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/cover040207.htm

http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/judi040207.htm

For the record, Travolta never did a movie called "Murder at the Presidio".