The spectacular and public self-immolation of Blogging Tory Sara Landriault continues at breakneck speed:
A reporter scamming her way to selling newspapers, she if [sic] full of it!
Too Munsch information, Robert!
The result of Munsch's admission of his problems has been to stigmatize them even more, as in Landriault's response, which can be summed up as: "He's mentally ill and he took cocaine and drank! Evil man! Get him and his books away from my children!
By Naomi Lakritz, Calgary Herald
This statement was never made by me nor was it even hinted at. Naomi is such a low life writer she decided to take my original post while ignoring my other posts showing all of my emotions just to sell more skanky newspapers.
This article is a lie, I do not believe Munsch is evil nor will I do any of the things she says I will in the article.
My blog was written to show my emotions of how the unveiling of Robert Munsch's addiction affected me, it was certainly not to portray him as evil. That would be Naomi's doing!
Apparently, Sara is some kind of pissed, as you can read in her comment at Lakritz's online piece:
I did not and do not feel munsch is evil, that only came from Naomi's narrow minded brain.
Read my blog for the truth http://choiceforchildcare.blogspot.com
as for Naomi I will see you and the Herald in court.
3 pieces of personal information were used without my permission from your paper and the National Post.
If you really want to be a tabloid writer try the US or UK they would love woman like you who twist the truth just to sell newspapers....
Overlooking the hilarity of a Blogging Tory complaining about journalistic irresponsibility, I suspect Sara is not going to have much of a case here since, as I read it, Lakritz never suggested that Sara used the word "evil." She simply suggested that Sara's position could be "summed up" that way; in short, Lakritz made it abundantly clear that she was paraphrasing, which would make this threatened legal action amusing indeed.
If I really want this to happen for the sheer, naked entertainment value, does that make me a bad person?
P.S. You need to read the comments at Sara's latest piece. Honestly, these people are about as smart as a sack of soup. I particularly like Ardvark's take on this:
..as in Landriault's response, which can be summed up as: "He's mentally ill and he took cocaine and drank! Evil man! Get him and his books away from my children!"
What kind of writer uses quotation marks for something that clearly was not said?
The kind that prefaces those quotes with "which can be summed up as" to make it clear they're paraphrasing? Christ, I'm getting tired of having to explain stuff to these yobs.
OH, YOU KIDS: You can be so adorable when you're even more obsessive than I am. An e-mailer brings my attention to this 2007 gem from lovely Sara:
Liberal supporter tells Cancer patient to "fuck off"
Jumping ahead to the comments section on that piece, we have commenter "Jay" being fairly reasonable:
I don't think this has anything to do with Liberals and more to do with an asshole who supports them.
And then Sara comes clean:
I agree he is a nutwing and has nothing to do with the party. I put Liberal supporter in hopes the Libs would shut him down.
It occurs to me that someone who deliberately lies for political advantage really doesn't have the moral high ground to complain about someone else's journalistic accuracy. If you catch my drift.