he may be a dog online, but he’s… a human.
There’s a lot of brouhaha in the blogosphere and in the Green politicosphere about this video:
A left-wing blogger named Leftdog re-posted it on his blog called Buckdog and got a legal threat from John Bennett, the director of communications to Elizabeth May.
I’d like to say leave Leftdog alone because I produced that video. You can check it out on my YouTube account here.
According to thetyee.ca, John Bennett told them “It’s an attempt by the Conservatives through a front website to attack the credibility of Elizabeth May… They took what she said, cut it up, then put it back together.”
Unfortunately for Bennett, truth is a defense and the May quote unedited and unspliced. I even provided further context to what she said in my original blog posting.
You can listen to the original show (which was TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin) here:
The Debate: The Long Goodbye to GDP
The quote is at 38:32 – 39:01.
You can read some original leftwing disgust to May’s comments at this rabble thread. The comments were posted just after the taping.