An all-out attack on freedom of speech – Abortionists attempt to silence debate/CBC radio

Courtesy “Meeker on Media” An all-out attack on Freedom of Speech

The Monday, May 14 edition of Crosstalk on Radio Noon started out quietly enough. The topic was abortion, and the guest was Patrick Hanlon, representing the pro-life side of the debate. The pro-choice side was also invited to participate, host John Furlong explained, but they declined.

Furlong had noticed a recent survey which found that 34 per cent of citizens in this country feel that abortion is wrong, which struck him as a large number considering that people are not vocal on the issue.After a quick preamble with Hanlon, a soft-spoken 24 year old with deeply held religious beliefs, Furlong opened the lines to callers. And that’s when it hit the fan.

Well-known activist Peg Norman was the first caller. And she went ballistic. I don’t know that I have ever heard such vitriol expressed on radio. You can hear the entire program by going to the Radio Noon Crosstalk archive. The content is so intense that it is disturbing at times, though Norman’s call off the top was probably the most shocking.

Shocking? Perhaps, but not surprising in the least. The attempt to silence debate is typical of the pro-abortion movement and as always our friends from the fever swamp left of chime in, as always good for a laugh:

From “Moderator” Michelle:

“Awesome response on her part.

Hey, CBC, how about next, you give an hour long show to a neonazi to explain all about their philosophy? And why not see whether people from Jewish or other anti-racist organizations will just jump at the opportunity to spend an hour refuting him on national television?

Gee, what do you think their response would be if you presented such an offer to them? To maybe, oh, I don’t know, “Get stuffed,” and perhaps, “What the hell are you doing giving this asshole a platform to spew hate against us?” And finally, “What kind of nerve does it take for you to ask us to help you give this guy publicity”?

Well Michelle actually I have no doubt that any number of members of the Jewish Faith or other anti-racist organizations would jump at the chance to debate anti-semites. Why? Because they have the courage of their convictions, they understand the marketplace of ideas and they understand freedom of speech. You clearly do not.

Michelle sweety, the CBC is a public broadcaster providing a forum for the voices of all Canadians, that you disagree with a given opinion is moot. Your views are not privileged above others. Oh & please show me the “hate” Hanlon spewed? The only hate I have read came from the abortionists.

Last word to John Furlong: “I think one of the talkback callers that we had on said it best: ‘Your first pro-choice caller frightened me. Obviously, she does not believe in free speech. In her world, only her right to speak is sacred.’ That is so true.”

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  • Exactly the logic I would expect from Michele at Rabble/Babble who has defended the “right” of Palestinian to murder Israeli civilians as a form of resistance. Furthermore (you may recall) Babble defended Zundel’s “right” of freedom of speech.Freedom of speech or the doctrine of it has become perverse. Just don’t say anything Islamophobic! Heavens no!!

  • Yes Michelle is piece of work, it amazes me at how she can keep such contradictory notions in her head. Bravo to Furlong for sticking to his guns.

  • I can’t believe you referred to that ho-bag Michelle as “sweety”. I can’t think of anything else in your coverage here that would upset her more. Wonderful!


  • Hmmm RG if you really want to have some fun visit her Blog Transit Rage.

  • Geez Cat – that’s the boring drivel I’ve ever read! Thanks for the free tip on curing my insomnia.


  • I had the extreme “pleasure” of viewing Michelle’s very 1st video podcast which was about 10 very long minutes of her and her charming son “Amir” riding the Go Train. Can you spell n-a-r-c-i-s-s-i-s-t? !

  • OMG Wet coaster do you have a link to that “Oscar Bait” production, let me know! Amir huh, how uh charming…

  • Cat:

    Here’s the link:

    Here’s the general page:

    What could she who must not be disobeyed possibly think we be interesting about a Go-Train ride with “Amir” to visit his parents?

    Except this probably explains her violently anti-Zionist views, n’est pas?

  • Thanks WC! this is priceless.

  • Ye Gawds I just watched that ‘masterpiece” what an incredible bore! What was she thinking? What purpose did this serve? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww 10 thumbs down.

  • Cat: Sorry to disappoint.:(
    Not very interesting. But, neither is “she who must not be disobeyed”.

  • Not at all WC, this is priceless, in no way am I disappointed this will prove its worth;) Thanks!

  • I got through 35 seconds.

    Amir…. hmmm, suddenly all the anti-semitic hatred on Rabble is put into perspective…


  • Does add to one’s perspective doesn’t it…

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  • RG & Cat:
    I haven’t ventured onto the “progressive” forum of Babble for some time now. I got really tired of duelling with that close-minded Michelle not to mention other characters. It’s a hate-fest.

  • I keep a low profile, but always a polite one, allows me to insert my subversive comments without too much risk of being thrown out. Michelle is absolutely schizoid, not the worst though, BigCityGal & Remind are both certifiable.

  • “Blazing Cat Fur: Dumpster diving at Rabble so we don’t have to…!


  • I think of it as a public service, a calling even, sorta like Mother Theresa but with leftists not lepers..

  • That’s very funny Cat & RG!:)

    I used to try and do the same on Babble but it got frustrating. I got banned a few times (or timed out as the lovely Michelle would say) but it got too frustrating. Also I used to consider myself progressive. But according to Babble I am a right wing fascist.
    Bravo if you can still do it Cat!

  • WC there ain’t nothin progressive about Babble. I have never seen such blind idealogues. The Eustonites like Terry Glavin represent our best hope for a sane left, every political sandwich needs 2 slices of bread.

    It is hard, especially when the aanti-semites are in pack mode, but I endeavor to perservere;) Besides on a good day it’s fun! But I have witnessed many good quality posters driven from babble- it is their loss- it is a failing forum- I will be happy to contribute to its demise.

  • Cat:
    Couldn’t agree with you more. I too am a proud supporter of the Euston Manifesto.
    And thanks for your contribution here and on Babble. Nice to know you’re out there. Keep up the good fight!