“M.J. Murphy” http://bigcitylib.blogspot.com/
Dear M. J. Murphy,
Marc Lemire was kind enough to alert me to your challenge to Mark Steyn that is posted on his site. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m writing to first thank you for the plug and second to correct some of the misinformation that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve managed to spread about. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure how you came on this issue or where you actually got your information from but it seems as though you dashed to my site (possibly) and grabbed some snippets or else it was second hand info that you received from elsewhere.
I still havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t figured out how to post material to SteynÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s site so I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t done so yet but for the sake of you and your readership I thought it would be appropriate to correct the more blatant errors.
All the information regarding myself, my background and my place of residence and my reasons for challenging the CHRC is contained within the Ã¢â‚¬Å“ResponseÃ¢â‚¬Â which I sent to the CHRC on January 3, 2008. Had you read that detailed document itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s highly unlikely you would have made the statements that you did in you letter to Steyn. The document is on my site and can be found at http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=629
First off my website RadicalPress.com is not located in Victoria, B.C. but in a small community called Cottonwood which lies approximately midway between Quesnel, B.C. and the old historic town of Barkerville, in the foothills of the Cariboo Mt. range in central British Columbia. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my hunch that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve mixed up my site with another Victoria-based one called http://www.PEJ.org which also received the identical complaint that I did and from the same person and organization. They got their complaint back in May of 2007 and as far as I know are still Ã¢â‚¬Å“negotiatingÃ¢â‚¬Â with the CHRC and Mr. Abrams.
As well, none of the titles that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve listed were written by me. I run a news service and as such carry numerous articles by varied writers. Those you listed were from other sources. If you had read either the Response or the preceding article, THE HUNDREDTH MONKEY: The Battle for Control and Censorship of Canada’s Internet by the B’nai Brith and the Canadian Jewish Congress http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=628 that would have been obvious.
One thing you were right about though was my Ã¢â‚¬Å“obsessionÃ¢â‚¬Â with Ã¢â‚¬Å“those darn ZionistsÃ¢â‚¬Â. After forty years of tracking down the nature of the Beast it would be rather silly of me to keep on writing about peripheral issues when the root of the problem had been discovered and required greater attention.
I also beg to differ with you regarding your comment that a person is Ã¢â‚¬Å“basically fuckedÃ¢â‚¬Â when the League for Human Rights of BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢nai Brith Canada goes after you. That is purely an assumption on your part. It may be based upon the fact that up to this point no one has ever won a case who has been charged but it is not a foregone conclusion. Time will tell. There is certain to be much more fur flying before this case draws to a close I can assure you of that.
Unlike SteynÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reply to you which was riddled with rather puerile, insulting and misleading characterizations (which I will address next) you at least had the courtesy to bring my plight to his attention and for that I am indebted to you.
Thank you for your time and your help.
The Radical Press
CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Radical News Network
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Digging to the root of the issues since 1998Ã¢â‚¬Â