From the Campaign Trail — Two
Hostile Media Interviews
Monday, September 29. Today was taken up with organization, literature distribution and two media interviews.
The first interview was with Jeanylyn Lopez, editorial contributor to Mississauga Life. As you can see from the cover of the current issue, they’ve already made up their minds that the major candidates are two former Liberal MPs Steve Mahoney and Bonnie “Leverage Diversity” Crombie. Their visages grace the current issue.
The other 14 candidates, I guess, are just fringies. However, our interview will be on-line Miss Lopez assured me. The interview was pretty straight forward until she decided to ask me about being fired from the Peel Board 17 years ago for my political views expressed on my own time, off school property. Somewhat apologetically she also asked the tired old question: “Are you a White supremacist?”
“No, I do not want to impose anything on foreign countries. I want a secure homeland for the European founding settler people of Canada” We’ll see how it turns out.
This evening, I rushed over to Rogers Cable Channel 10 to tape Cable 10 Live, a half hour show which will be repeated several times. Michael A. Charbon, the host or hatchet man was one dressed in a garish orange and purple patterned tie and a pocket handkerchief the size of a face towel. From the first moment, I knew this was ambush television. The host seethed hostility. “In 1981, you founded the Canadian Association for Free Expression. You wanted to cut off foreign aid to all Third World People.”
Well, actually, it was Citizens for Foreign Aid Reform and we wanted to reduce foreign aid because much of it went to corrupt governments. Yes, almost all foreign aid went to the Third World.
Then, he read some anonymous description of the free speech
work of CAFE — defending the rights of racists, holocaust” deniers and anti-Semites. I patiently pointed out we defend the rights of all Canadians and all non-violent points of view, including homosexual/lesbian Little Sisters bookstore back in the 1980s when Customs Canada was repeatedly harassing them.
He then charged I had said on my website that I want to represent White Canadians in Mississauga. I had said no such thing and told him so.
I kept trying to focus on Mississauga issues and gradually gained control of the show. He repeatedly interrupted me. However, I was able to bring forth my message of “respect for the taxpayer” and “fighting traffic gridlock.”
‘How can you run for Mayor if you oppose multiculturalism?” he demanded shocked.
“I oppose multiculturalism as a policy. It breeds chaos and disunity. We should emphasize our Canadian core values,” I shot back.