Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"Neo-Con" Rant Edition

As noted in my previous post, I had an op-ed in the Globe and Mail web edition discussing CAW boss Buzz Hargrove's political ideology.

Well it has won me a whole bunch of new "fans."

Here's a sampling of some comments posted on the Globe site:


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"Mr Nicholls is spouting off the usual neo con rant against unions and socialism."

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"I can't believe the Globe and Mail would have someone such as Gerry Nicholls write on the CAW severing ties with the NDP. Mr. Nicholls writes with a definitive bent against socialist movements."
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"Having Gerry Nicholls of the ultra-right wing National Citizen's Coalition write an insight (?) piece about CAW and the NDP is about as appropriate as his reference to Mel Gibson and Jewish history."

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"It's just too bad the Globe couldn't find somebody more credible that Gerry Nicholls to write an opinion piece about unions and socialism. As the VP of the National Citizens Coalition, Gerry is just another extreme right-wing ideologue who can't put together a logical opinion without sputtering ultra right-wing rhetoric."


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"Well, I'd like to hear what Gerry Nicholls really thinks, not just the party line of the National Citizens Coalition, whoever they are. This appears to be another Neo-Con group that is a front for the most extreme of interests, or is it foreign interests."

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"This is the first time I would actually deem the Globe editorial staff to be irresponsible. Gerry Nicholls is neither an expert on the CAW or the NCC. He is a media relations hack for an organization that makes the Conservative Party look liberal by comparison."
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"Why the G&M would even feature an opinion piece by Gerry Nicholls is beyond me. He's a paid propagandist. Don't believe anything he writes. Every word is chosen to sell his minority view that those who have deserve more and those have less get what they deserve."
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"It is somewhat surprising that the Globe and Mail would allow such propaganda to be published. Mr. Nicholls passes off his outdated theories and opinions as if they were facts."
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"I really can't imagine anyone less qualified than this right-wing propaganda-spouting nutbar to comment on the shenanigans of labour and the left. The Globe should be embarrassed by their choice of comment-writer."
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"I have a feeling that the only person less reputable than Buzz Hargrove - insofar as providing analysis that one can interpret prima facie as relatively academic and undertaken with intellectual integrity - is the head of the National Citizens' Coalition."


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So there you have it.

Apparently I am an extreme right-wing ideologue, propaganda-sprouting nutbar, media relations hack.

Wow, it’s going to be tough fitting all that on my business card!

1 comment:

nomdeblog said...

Keep a stiff upper lip - a lot of confused and angry Liberals out there.

I listened to your interview with Greg Staples. As you said, it is baffling to try and understand why the Liberals can be thinking about adopting Buzz who has stated the NDP is not left enough – he wants to turn the clock back to an “On the Waterfront” era.