Why the Media Party won’t condemn Catherine Porter even after “she lied and lied and lied”

Today the Toronto Star let me rebutt columnist Catherine Porter’s highly fictionalized account of my interaction with her and her daughter at last weekend’s climate change rally.

  • Clink9

    The Media Party will soon be wondering why they can’t get a job in the new reality.

    • It’s a small world in Canada, they look after their own.

      • ntt1

        it is all incest, nepotism and tribalism with the media in central Canada, the coasts play along if they ever want to join the majors, maybe that’s why they love islamists. the cultural parallels are striking.

  • LauraS

    Just goes to show that anyone not reading/viewing New Media like The Rebel TV or BCF is happy being spoon-fed their opinions by the media cartel.

    Whenever I see “We Vote CBC” signs on front lawns, I know which of my neighbours are ill informed voters. (I come to the same conclusion with Toronto Star supporters!)

    So glad Ezra smacked down a lying Star reporter. He’s absolutely right that there would be a huge hue and cry if the roles were reversed. I won’t hold my breath waiting to see if the journalists he mentioned–ESPECIALLY “Canadaland”–cover this NEWS story.

    • Alain

      Well stated.

      • LauraS

        Why thank you! 🙂

        (As a news junkie, I’m a bit passionate about the topic.)

    • Thanks;)

      • LauraS

        We should be thanking you for the amazing service you provide. I shudder to think what the state of journalism/news would be without people like yourself. Back to the one-sided days of Walter Cronkite.

        Kudos to you! 🙂

  • Ho Hum

    It will be interesting to see what happens to Porter. I can’t see how she can keep her job after this. I notice in addition to publishing Ezra’s response the Star has posted a few letters to the editor complaining about Porters column


    • That’s a surprise.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Oh well. Porter will just blow somebody and it’ll all be okay. That is how it works at the CBC as well as in Canada’s legacy media. It’s been like that for at least 40 years, according to my own father who worked in the media for most of his life. My dad told us openly “…I write lies for money because we need to eat and people really can’t handle the truth.” Dad was both pragmatic and blunt. And right.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        We all make our own deal with the devil to feed our families.

      • Wally Keeler

        kinda like the bullshit lies you told about trespassing into my computer. At least Porter did not dissolve into making threats of violence as you did towards me. There, handle that truth.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Try to make something rhyme in your life instead of letting me occupy space in your head rent-free, Walter. Truth be known, I haven’t thought of you since your last attempted slime-by, Walter. Try to have a nice day. God bless you.

          • Wally Keeler

            Fuck your God bless. You trespassed, boasted about surfing around inside my computer without permission. You violated my privacy. Simple fact. Oh yes, and you made inelegant threats against me. Another threat. You need to control yourself bully boy.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I did nothing of the sort, Walter. Stop making false accusations. Work on your poetry. The last reading I saw – was it in Port Colborne? – was quite dry and rather depressing. Maybe you should put that imagination of yours to better use and try your hand at fiction. 😉

          • Do not issue threats. Why on Earth would you think this kind of thing is acceptable?

          • Justin St.Denis

            I never issued threats to this person or any other. Please do not make false accusations of me. Wally’s imaginative ruminations are quite enough.

          • http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2015/04/24/isis-bradford-man-jailed-for-sharing-extremist-groups-dabiq-propaganda-magazine-on-his-facebook-page/#comment-1994975451

            Justin St.Denis Wally Keeler • 2 months ago

            Returning? Wally, I receive these in my e-mail!

            Histrionic Personality Disorder can be treated, Wally. Get help before I feel obliged to hack you and wipe your memory drive clean. All that lost poetic angst!!! Think about it, Skippers.


            Wally Keeler Justin St.Denis • 2 months ago

            I receive yours in my email also, but I go to Blazing Cat Fur to post. I take your threat seriously. I guess I must have hit your boring nerve deeply when you make malicious threats.

            Justin St.Denis Wally Keeler • 2 months ago

            Not a threat, Skippy. That’s a promise.

            Justin St.Denis Wally Keeler • 12 hours ago

            …I never claimed to be a hacker, Walter, but I am an excellent on-line researcher. On the bright side, I know a Korean-Canadian biotechnology professional who can hack into almost anything…

          • Justin St.Denis

            No threats there. Just playing with a paranoid’s head. I have actually attended a reading… I co-own property in the same area. Really…

          • El Martyachi

            I’m kinda paranoid. Maybe you should play with my head too.

    • Wally Keeler

      It may be effective if a group of people gather at the Star’s office bearing placards with a single fact: CATHERINE PORTER IS A LIAR.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Because rallying a mob has a dangerous side. The old slippery slope thing.

  • Canadian

    Why condemn what is to them just standard procedure?

  • marty_p

    Jerry Agar will be discussing after 9am today on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto.

    • LauraS

      I heard Agar talk to Christie Blatchford about the topic. He thinks she’s like Brian Williams and other lying journey and should be fired. Blatchford seems to be of the opinion that Porter should keep her job because Blatchford doesn’t like Ezra Levant. Nice ethics. I’m sure if it was the other way around, Blatchford would be calling for Ezra’s firing.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Christie Blatchford looks like an evil old apple doll.