Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Warren Kinsella: The Month in Libel and Slander

Since Kinsella kills off his pages at the end of the month, here's a summary of the June, 2007 disgrace to journalism and politics. It will be placed on the Kinsella archives page at the end of the month as part of an ongoing series.

June 28: Kinsella tries to smear Ontario auditor Andre Marin for reporting that the McGuinty government (which employed Kinsella on the atempted lottery scandal cover-up) does not deliver on its promises.

June 24: As part of his ongoing smear of Paul Martin and Martin's advisers, Kinsella compares the new British PM to Paul Martin. Brown, he says, did not call Tony Blair a criminal or launch a judicial inquiry into Blair's affairs, as Martin did with Jean Chretien. Unsaid, of course, was the fact that Blair wasn't caught presiding over a regime engaged in a kickback racket.

June 22: Numbnuts accuses Tory leader John Tory of promising to fund "a segregated school system, a promise worth $500 million". Kinsella neglects to say he sends his kids to a Catholic school.

June 19, 2007 - Numbnuts crows with delight at the resignation of CBC News honcho Tony Burman. Kinsella hates Burman for fighting Kinsella's smear of Ottawa correspondent Keith Boag. Burman also wrote a letter to the National Post denouncing Kinsella's journalistic atrocities.

June 18, 2007 – Kinsella tries to raise money for blogger Steve Janke, who is being sued by the Earnscliffe consulting group for repeating some of Kinsella's libels of the company.

June 18, 2007 - Kinsella takes an off-the-wall cheap shot at Small Dead Animals blogger Kate MacMillan, accusing her of being a Tory shill.

June 18, 2007 - Kinsella continues a smear campaign against Rogers. Ontario Conservative leader John Tory is formerly CEO of Rogers and is still on the board.

June 14, 2007 - Kinsella crows that he's been interviewed by Toronto Life for what he things is a smear piece on John Tory. Kinsella says he became angry with Tory when Tory accepted the nomination of Lanark farm activist Randy Hiller (this spring). Kinsella, however, has been smearing and slagging Tory for years, despite working for him in the 2004 Toronto mayoralty election.

June 9, 2007 – Kinsella denounces the "despicable decision of some MPs to haul a sick Jean Pelletier back before a House of Commons standing committee", failing to mention that the committee did so because Pelletier appears to have concocted several divergent stories regarding the sponsorship racket.

June 6, 2007 – Kinsella posted this piece of disfunctional thinking: "From yesterday, spotted by the always-amazing Oracle. Someone over at PCO is interested in this space, seems. Means they’re interested in a certain Ottawa company, too, I suspect.

Memo to certain Ottawa company: you’re going to have to kill me to shut me up."

June 4, 2007 – Kinsella attacks Maclean’s Chris Selley and tried to force him out of his job. Selley's sin? He didn't ask Kinsella to post on Maclean's new blog page.

June 4, 2007 - Kinsella tries to blame John Tory, former CEO of Rogers, for the fact his Blackberry doesn't work.

June 1, 2007 - Kinsella tries to defend the fact he's a lobbyist/columnist/political advisor and tries to do a drive-by smear on Antonia Zerbisias of the Toronto Star.

June 1, 2007 - Kinsella tries to tag John Tory with guilt from the shooting of Dudley George.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for cutting through Kinsella's bullshit. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

No one has Kinsella's number the way you do, Mark.

Anonymous said...

Give it to him, Mark!

Anonymous said...


Ottawa Watch said...

They actually put it in? I thought they were kidding.