- Warren (The WEIRDO) Kinsella
He claimed that KKK cross-burnings
were taking place in the Okanagan.
According to the then editor of the
Salmon Arm Observer that too was
He got that “news” from David
Lethbridge, the communist academic in
Salmon Arm whose every second word is
“fascist” or “neo-Nazi”, and who
himself has been found guilty of libel.
Bill Dunphy of the Toronto Sun
counted 19 errors in one chapter.
Alberta Report magazine called the
book, “A web of misinformation”.
Three people who according to
Kinsella had been interviewed for it
wrote to the B.C. Press Council to state
he had not interviewed them.
In an article in the National Post
dated Feb. 5, 1999, entitled “Freedom
to Hate,” he said I had declared that
homosexuals “deserve Aids”, that
“Jews steal”, and that immigrants
are “atrocities”. In an answering
letter I challenged him to produce proof
of that, but he never did. Or could.
During the 1997 election every
columnist in sight gave him a drubbing.
The late columnist Noel Wright wrote
a piece headed, “Campaign sleaze hits
“There are creepies and crawlies,
and nasty things that go bump in the
night,. Then there’s the dirty tricks
department of Warren Kinsella’s North
Van Liberal campaign office,” wrote
Radio commentator Gary Bannerman said
White was too well known to be hurt by
the fantasies and slanders of a
candidate who still needed a map to find
his way around North Vancouver.
I wrote three columns about Kinsella’s
nonsense and he took me before the Press
Council for them but got scant satisfaction.
His latest hate target is Leo Knight,
another North Shore News columnist.
Knight had dared to be critical of the
Liberals. Kinsella called him “a
chrome-domed troglodyte” and said that the
Liberals would wipe the floor with Day.
If that is as accurate as the other stuff
this loose-lipped fantasist has spread around
the manure yard, said, the Alliance man is
safer than the Tower of London.