28 November 2008

National Post Apologizes to Richard Warman. Again.

Well, here we go again. The National Post recently republished the false 'Anne Cools' allegation by virtue of publishing an article by Ezra Levant that contained hot links to it and affirmation of its contents. Below is the result from their receiving a libel notice from Warman's lawyer:

On November 10th, the National Post posted on its Full Comment Web blog a column entitled “Ezra Levant: Canada’s free speech enemies to lay Remembrance Day wreath,” which included a link to another Web site that suggested lawyer and human rights activist Richard Warman had posted an offensive item on the Freedomsite website about Senator Anne Cools. The National Post has no evidence to support this allegation against Mr. Warman and it hereby retracts any suggestion that Mr. Warman manufactured any statement about Senator Cools. The National Post apologizes for any embarrassment this has caused Mr. Warman.

We also enjoyed reading the posted message below the retraction:

Why would you even (re)print his stuff? He's become a "libel liability".
If you reproduce any of his articles, make sure to go through them with a fine-toothed comb and edit it down to the bare bones.

Indeed. One would think that, given their current troubles in this matter, that the "journalists" with the National Post would be more careful.

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