Most of you are aware of the saga of NDP blogger Buckdog last week but for those that are not here is a short highlight reel that starts when blogger Stephen Taylor posts an old video clip on YouTube of Elizabeth May saying that she thinks Canadians are stupid.
Buckdog like many other bloggers also posts the video on his site.
John Bennett, Director of Communications Green Party of Canada threatens Buckdog with legal action , from both himself and although not authorised to do so, TVO, in a very poorly written and spelling mistake laden email claiming that the video was slanderous.
Stephen Taylor clarifies the video has not been doctored and so does TVO.
John Bennett does apologize, but just can't help but add a little spin to help save his leader. (Bolding mine) "In the TVO clip, Elizabeth May clearly says "they" think Canadians are stupid, referring to the opinions of some politicians. She then turns to the questioner and agrees with HIS assessment that a carbontax is essential. No spin can change that."
Elizabeth May again goes on TVO and must think Canadians really are stupid because she tries to tell Canadians that she actually said "disagree"rather than "agree". I have yet to find a single person who believes this claim.
Which leaves us with this last thought on this subject: If May did say disagree rather than agree, what should one make about what Mr. Bennett had stated in his apology email "She then turns to the questioner and agrees with HIS assessment that a carbontax is essential. No spin can change that."
Someone is making stuff up on the fly at the Green Party, and John, no spin can change that.
Update: May changes her story yet again.
Hey, Elizabeth;it's not the crime that gets you, it's the cover-up.