Catherine Porter: Ezra Levant made me make mistakes in my Ezra Levant column

“I should say also that Levant was quite right about the fact I misquoted my daughter in the column.

She did not say: “You’re being mean to my mom,” just before he walked away from our unfortunate encounter. (She did say that afterwards and repeated words to that effect many times. It took us some time to decompress from the exchange.) What she said at that moment, caught on tape, was: “You’re talking to my mommy, you know that, right?”

I am sorry that I got that wrong.”

Porter’s daughter was so traumatized she mumbled “you’re being mean to my mommy” many times. To who exactly? Strangers? Porter?

She’s not sorry she got it wrong, she’s sorry she got caught.

  • Micky C.

    Laughed so hard at the delusion of this woman when I read that in the paper this morning. Head scratcher as to why Kathy English would print it? If they are keeping Porter, I would have thought an apology to the readers would come across a little more contrite.

    • It is insane, What does Porter have on the Star that they allowed that BS to run?

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Porter has a common world view with the Star.

  • andycanuck

    “You’re being mean to my mom,” was obviously being said to her friend, Harvey, the 6-foot tall talking rabbit and Ms Porter’s ethical advisor.

  • Mark

    She is only upset Ezra videotaped the encounter. Without the video she would have stuck to her lies and the Star would have believed her over Ezra. She is nothing but a liar and a fraud. Why the Star continues to employ such a person shows how morally bankrupt they are.

    • simus1

      I fear that day in the future when Red Star C&S is actually bankrupt and the hordes of parasitical leftist liars within hit the streets looking for new hosts.

    • BillyHW

      Michael Coren is writing for them now, so it appears they are just sinking lower and lower into the muck.

      • Justin St.Denis

        At this point, I think Coren will write for anybody who will pay him.

        • BillyHW

          Not just write, either.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Isn’t Andrew Coyne worse?

          • Maggat


  • kkruger71

    Typical, admit mistakes, use the examples that are minor (the quote from the daughter though wrong, is still reflective of what the kid meant by her statement), and ignore the bigger ones. Use the same word, mistakes, for both lies and judgement errors to try and hide/minimize the worse of the two. Also try to discredit the victim in this instance (Levant) by accusing him of lying in about 20% of the article. Then make excuses like writing in a rush, didn’t plan to write about him, etc.

    This column is absolutely terrible, should not have gotten past the editor, and reveals that she does not seem in the least bit sorry or contrite for the things people were upset about in her original column. By letting this go to print, The Star has lost any of the minor respect I had gained for them with their initial response to this.

  • Clink9

    Catherine Porter doesn’t realize you stop digging when in a hole.

    • JohnfromToronto

      She doesn’t have to worry about being in a whole, because she is in there with Michael Cooke, Kathy English and the rest who are just fine with her version of journalism (social justice activist journalism).

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘Ezra is a meanie, and because I’m obviously morally superior, all of my actions can be rationalized.’

    That’s Porter’s shitty column in a nutshell.

  • Maggat

    Self serving P.O.S. isn’t she.