Friday, September 12, 2008
After a good chunk of the Canadian progressive blogosphere went to bat for Elizabeth May to get her into the upcoming debates, this is not quite the way they expected to be thanked for their efforts.
Oh, and John? Fuck you.
AFTERMATH: There is an allegation that the audio in that clip was altered, and that Elizabeth May was quoted wildly out of context. If that's the case, then the Greens might want to take that up with Blogging Tory co-founder Stephen Taylor, who explicitly claims authorship. And yet, curiously, no one seems to be hassling Stephen about it. Isn't that odd?
P.S. Given how strenuously Elizabeth May has been arguing for her right to be heard, she really doesn't have the moral standing to now bitch about, you know, being heard. If you catch my drift.
OK, THEN, the consensus seems to be that May was badly misrepresented, and all that was necessary was for someone from the Greens to politely point that out, and all this unpleasantness could have been avoided. Yes, there will be a followup shortly correcting the record.
And, yes, John Bennett is an asshat. And a douchebag. That, too.
BY THE WAY, once Noni Mausa posts her analysis of this fake brouhaha, are we allowed to ask if Blogging Tory co-founder Stephen Taylor -- the source of all this outrage -- will post a heartfelt and unambiguous apology and retraction?
Yeah, and pigs will wear lipstick.