Mounties Beat Up Guardian Reporter

By Joshua18
June 28, 2010

This is very sad news. I'm just surprised that such things don't occur on a regular basis in Israel. It goes to show once again that the Jews are a very forgiving people.

Mark Steyn writes:

"Having stood by watching as a mob trashed downtown businesses (and their own cruisers), the peculiarly insecure dweebs of the Toronto police are now threatening law-abiding passers-by (that would be Cop#3478) and beating up Guardian reporters:

'Steve Paikin, a prominent Toronto journalist said that he was escorted away by two police officers who saw his government-issued summit media credentials. He was advised that if he stayed he would be arrested.

As he was being taken away, Mr. Paikin said he saw another journalist, Jesse Rosenfeld, a contributor to the Guardian website, showing his identification to two police officers. At that point, according to Mr. Paikin, each of them took one of Mr. Rosenfeld’s arm as a third police officer, wearing a t-shirt and shorts, punched the reporter in the stomach. After Mr. Rosenfeld fell to the ground, the third officer jabbed an elbow into his back. Mr. Paikin said.'

Memo to al-Qa'eda: This would be a really great night to blow up the CN Tower. The billion-dollar security presence will be too busy clubbing the BBC correspondent and working over the gal from Le Monde to notice.

Old Canadian police motto: The Mounties always get their man.

New Canadian police motto: The Mounties always get their Guardian reporter. Frankly, it's a lot easier."



Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:15

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don't be taken in … paikin (without actually saying so) is trying to give the impression that rosenfeld had "government-issued summit media credentials"

but cbc reports that rosenfeld had only an "alternative media centre press pass", and is "a left-wing freelancer from Toronto who is now based in the Middle East"

basically, he was telling the mounties (my interpretation ) "no i won't move, i don't need one of your **** government passes, i have this pretty flowery one"

(and, as "clownfish" comments on the same cbc page, "we all knew via the news, that you would have to get special ID")


Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:23

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oops! just stupidly done what i've criticised other people for … i left out the source …


Mon, 06/28/2010 - 19:45

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"but cbc reports that rosenfeld had only an "alternative media centre press pass","

It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy:

A claim has been made that he was "on assignment for The Guardian newspaper" and also that he "had already filed a story for The Guardian, the United Kingdom--based newspaper founded in 1821, but was not able to receive media accreditation as the RCMP had dragged its heels through the accreditation process".


Mon, 06/28/2010 - 19:49

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Here's that story referred to in the post above. It appears at Comment is free ("on assignment for" and writing at Comment is free? Hmm):

Rejecting G20's consensus of the few


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