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WORNOUT KINSELLA

 

Posts fake "Lemire" Picture

 

Cons Macleans Magazine and Mark Steyn

 

 

UPDATE: April 18, 2008:   Macleans has retracted their claim this was Marc Lemire.   Nizkor and other sites have also retracted.  And typical for Kinsella, he still has the fake picture on his website, with the headline "Marc Lemire: A Cautionary Note".

 

 

MARK STEYN | April 2, 2008 | Macleans Magazine

 

I should begin with a correction. Last week, I was at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearing for the case of Warman vs. Lemire. Richard Warman is the Canadian Human Rights Commission's plaintiff on every single complaint filed since 2002, and Marc Lemire is a supposed white supremacist on trial for the "hate messages" at his Freedom Site — or, at any rate, the handful of "hate messages" on his Freedom Site that weren't posted by undercover CHRC operatives whiling away an idle afternoon. Apropos the defendant, I wrote:

"Who is Marc Lemire? Ah, well, he's not the poster boy one would pick for a campaign to restore Canadian liberties, particularly if the poster shows him in the quasi-Nazi get-up he's wearing in that picture of him standing behind Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel."

The photograph in question was emailed to me by readers of Warren Kinsella, former hit man for Jean

Chrétien, and Mr. Kinsella's friend, the blogger "Dr. Dawg," accompanied by messages on the lines of: "How do you feel about the company you and your fellow 'freespeechers' are keeping now, Steyn? The Ernst Zundel Road Show revival tour has a new member, eh?" Etc.

 

Actually, I had a good old laugh about it. The black fascist garb would be more menacing if it didn't have the cute little Maple Leaf blaze on the shoulder, which makes the uniforms look like costumes for some post-Anschluss dystopian rewrite of Rose-Marie played in summer stock at Totleigh Village Hall by Sir Roderick Spode's Black Shorts. But the same types who email me scoffing that Bush's so-called "war on terror" is just a racket to boost Halliburton's stock price and enable Dick Cheney to find out what library books Americans are reading are nevertheless convinced that there is a clear and present Nazi threat to the wee delicate Dominion that can only be prevented by dragging every two-bit Internet poster up before the thought-crime enforcers.

 

Unfortunately, Mr. Lemire is insistent that the swarthy fellow in the reflector shades standing behind Herr Zundel is not him. He claims he was 17 at the time and had never met the celebrated neo-Nazi. "Dr. Dawg" says he got the picture from the Nizkor website, which he describes as "impeccable." We sent off an email seeking clarification to Ken McVay, who runs Nizkor, and it seems he has now withdrawn the identification of the man in the picture as Marc Lemire. I regret the error. 

 

I regret it mainly because I should have known by now that on verifiable stuff involving facts, dates, evidence and whatnot Mr. Lemire tends to be right, and his naysayers wrong.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Wornout Kinsella posted the following fake picture of Lemire on his blog - March 5, 2008

 

 

 

The above picture is from the day Ernst Zundel won at the Supreme Court of Canada on August 27, 1992.  A week or so ago, I wrote a comment on his blog that that wasn't me, Kinsella refused to allow the comment to be posted tho.  Kinsella slightly modified his page, but true to his nature, he had no problem leaving the fake picture up.   Even Kinsell'a jock-strap holder "Dr. Dawg" posted the picture.

 

 

Sadly, Macleans Magazine and Mark Steyn took the bait and got driven right into Kinsella's web of hate. 

 

"Self-Promoting Blowhard" Mark Steyn wrote in Macleans on March 26, 2008: "Who is Marc Lemire? Ah, well, he's not the poster boy one would pick for a campaign to restore Canadian liberties, particularly if the poster shows him in the quasi-Nazi getup he's wearing in that picture of him standing behind Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel."

 

Yes. guess I'm not that Poster boy at all.

 

 

 

 

THE TRUTH:

 

That picture is not me at all.  In August 1992, I had never met Ernst Zundel.

 

In August 1992 I was only 17 years old.

 

I searched around, and haven't yet found a picture of me in 1992, but did find one a year later in the summer of 1993.  Sadly the red-eye reduction wasn't working that day :)

 

 

Lemire in 1993 (A full year later, and it's not even close!) Dawgs fake 1992 "Lemire" picture

 

 

   

To quote Kinsella:   The damages have went from general to PUNITIVE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other Kinsella Material:

 

 

 

Internet resources: 

  • Kinsella pays Rocan for libel,  
  • According to Wikipedia, Warren was front and centre with his band "Shit From Hell"  After reading Wornouts blogs, perhaps Shit from Mouth would be a more appropriate title?

 

 

 

         

 

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