Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tom Flanagan Child Porn Comments Update

The PMO takes him out to the woodshed:

MacDougall is this guy. Wow!  That blew up bigger than I expected!  Who says Idle No More is washed up?

Wow x 2!  Wildrose condemns and, essentially, fires Flanagan.  Did INM take down Tom Flanagan?

Wow x 3!  Fired by CBC.

9 comments:

Dana said...

Ain't tenure wonderful?

Marlowe Johnson said...

Andrew I grew up together. nice guy and great golfer. too bad about his employer though. the things we do for a paycheque.

any bets on what flanagan's buffalo coat will go for on ebay?

Holly Stick said...

He's apologized now. I think it's a fairly adequate apology.

Interesting that the subject of his talk was the changes to the Indian Act, so obviously Idle No More people would go to hear it, since the movement started in reaction against the legislation.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2013/02/flanagan-out-as-cbc-commentator-following-child-porn-comments.html

double nickel said...

He's toast. Fuck him and the horse he rode in on.

Dana said...

As of June 30th Flanagan can return to Ottawa, Illinois from whence he sprang. The slug.

Holly you are too generous with your enemies. Letting them off the hook, especially a repeated hook as heinous as this one, is a tactical mistake.

Boris said...

Flanagan took down Flanagan. I think INM just did their revolutionary duty and film him firing himself.

MgS said...

The @$$h*!3 that gave us the politics of character assassination and undermining parliament assassinated himself...I don't think I'll shed too many tears over that one.

Holly Stick said...

Well, I would rather see him taken down for writing dishonest badly researched bigoted crap about First Nations, but that didn't happen. Instead he won some rightwing book prize for his bilge.

It's kind of like Al Capone being taken down for tax evasion; you're glad they got him, but what about all the other stuff he pulled.

Unknown said...

Is it a coincidence one of the first 'running to his defence' happens to be a member of the Bohemian Club widely criticised for their possible connections to child sexual abuse?
"Barry Cooper, a colleague at the University of Calgary, says people need to debate taboo topics"

"Dr. Barry Cooper—a professor of political science at the University of Calgary and mentor of Stephen Harper—joined The Corbett Report yesterday to talk about free speech, Leo Strauss, and his membership in an elite secret society known as The Bohemian Club."

"Bohemian Grove – Playground of the Pedophile Elite".