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Posts fake "Lemire" Picture
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
MARK STEYN | April 2, 2008 | Macleans
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
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
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.
Magazine and Mark Steyn took the bait and got driven right into Kinsella's web of
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
Yes. guess I'm not that Poster boy at all.
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
To quote Kinsella: The
damages have went from general to PUNITIVE!
Other Kinsella Material:
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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