Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Decisive Blo In The Culture Wars

Under pressure from The Natty's Post John Turley-Ewart, and finally caving to the foamy outrage of Judi McLeod from the CFP, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's online shop has renamed its popular "Castro Cap" a "Ranger Cap" so as not to associate itself with the vastly bearded Cuban dictator. John and Judi's next trick? Repeal the metric system by means of indignation and harsh rhetoric.

Of course they probably don't realize that when you get the cap home you're still allowed to call it a "Castro cap". In fact, since that is generally what they're called, you'd be weird if you didn't.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Official hat of neo-coms everywhere. Who wouldn't want to emulate a murderous freedom-despising dictator?

bigcitylib said...

Exactly.

Anonymous said...

Here's a great read. "The Big Lie".

http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=28220

Follow a Lefty as he realizes what a fool he's been, wakes up and smells reality. Nothing like losing one of your own when he finds the ideology bankrupt.

Ti-Guy said...

Is that psycho Judi McLeod still running around, untreated?

Anonymous said...

As a good socialist, I've made it my personal crusade to 'liberate' every single one of those caps I see.

"Hey gimmie my hat back!"

"It's not your hat, it's the People's hat."

"No, I bought it!"

"Buying things is what capitalists do. I'm liberating it from your oppressive exploitation, you Bush-lover."

"I... but..."


Then I give them to street bums.

Lexington said...

The first question that occurred to me when I read that CFP article is this: if it's true, as Judi McLeod claims, that "For legions that fled communist Cuba for a new life in Canada, finding Fidel Castro's cap for sale by their country's largest television network, is repulsive", how come she can't cite even one such person in her article? The only person she quotes in the entire article is some nobody named Bryan Clark in Montreal who, as nearly as we can tell, is neither Cuban nor an exile.

Then I read this: "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."

Pretty much says it all, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Yes, lex, your comment says a lot. About yourself.

Experienced, award winning journalists suddenly have zero credibility if they get published in a Conservative media. It seems you simply shut your eyes, ears, and brain to different opinions. Why subject your ideas to scrutiny, when it's much easier to follow them blindly? Being a Liberal is never having to say "I think...". Just as PET Junior, who is now undergoing proper indoctrination and thought-correction.

Ti-Guy said...

Shit for brains anonymous at 4:24...baeless assertions constitute very poor journalism.

how come she can't cite even one such person in her article?

Because she's delusional. She had some sort of psychotic break a long time ago and she hasn't recovered.

spell check said...

John Turley-Ewart writes: "Perhaps the hat is a hot seller, but really, associating the CBC brand with Castro, however implicitly, simply suggests that their is something to stereo-types of the Corpse as a bastion of left-leaning, big government busy-body types."

Surely he means THERE?????

whnet said...

Anonymous said...
Yes, lex, your comment says a lot. About yourself.

Experienced, award winning journalists suddenly have zero credibility if they get published in a Conservative media. It seems you simply shut your eyes, ears, and brain to different opinions. Why subject your ideas to scrutiny, when it's much easier to follow them blindly? Being a Liberal is never having to say "I think...". Just as PET Junior, who is now undergoing proper indoctrination and thought-correction.


Oh, please, not another Judi McLeod apologist. The internet seems to be crawling with them lately. Either that or one of her student writers doesn't have any homework to do and keeps posting to all the sites which show what a delusional fool she really is.

I mean, how can anybody possibly defend a woman who thinks the Mafia were behind 9/11?

http://web.archive.org/web/20050714011831/http://www.canadafreepress.com/2005/cover071105.htm

As for her award-winning credentials, here's what Wikipedia has to say...

...McLeod worked as a city-hall reporter in the Greater Toronto Area for the Brampton Times in 1981, where her husband was the managing editor. [1]

When she was removed from the beat in 1983, she alleged that conservatives she had accused of meddling in local politics had put pressure on the newspaper. When her husband reinstated her to the position, the newspaper fired them both. [2] The Globe and Mail reported that Canada's multiculturalism minister, Liberal MPP James Fleming, was investigating McLeod's removal from the beat. Fleming believed the reassignment amounted to initimidation of a reporter doing her job. [3] The Ontario Federation of Labour protested on McLeod's behalf against what they called political intervention. [3] Days after being fired, McLeod won the Edward J. Hayes Memorial Ontario award for beat reporting. [2] [1] Broadcast journalist and panelist Peter Desbarats called her coverage the best of any in 22 Ontario dailies. [1] The McLeods subsequently filed a lawsuit against The Brampton Times for wrongful dismissal, but later withdrew it. [1] Judi McLeod also claimed to have filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission against the Brampton Times.[4]...


Well, how about that! She wins an award for investigating conservative politicians, and depends on a Liberal politician to help her. And wouldn't you know? She runs off to those right-wing organizations, the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Ontario Federation of Labour to help her.

And let's not forget that sterling endorsement she gave noted right-wing extremist Jack Layton: "I think Jack Layton was one of the classiest acts on council. He deserves to win, and I think he's going to win. He sticks to his principles."

According to Wikipedia (again!): ..."The CFP has a history of endorsing NDP and Liberal candidates: NDP Barbara Hall and Liberals Tony O'Donohue, Betty Disero and Chris Korwin-Kuczynski in 1991; NDP Jack Layton and Liberal Mario Silva in 1994; NDP Martin Silva in the 1995 Ontario Provincial Election; NDPers Peter Tabuns, Kyle Rae, Rob Maxwell and Liberal Judy Sgro in 1997. Associate editor Julius Melnitzer endorsed Barbara Hall in 1997."...

Ahem!


ti-guy said...

Ti-Guy said...
Is that psycho Judi McLeod still running around, untreated?

Because she's delusional. She had some sort of psychotic break a long time ago and she hasn't recovered.


Bravo, ti-guy! What you say we get the guys with the nets and the straight jackets to take her to her own special rubber padded room?