Richard Warman, Canada's top online hate-hunter and scourge of free speech advocates, yesterday offered his first public response to the online campaign against him led by conservative blogger and lawyer Ezra Levant.
In court filings for a libel suit, Mr. Warman calls Mr. Levant's conduct toward him "obsessive," states he "has no respect for authority," and says it is "surprising" he is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta."Mocking" the fascist 'roo courts? "Vilifying" the appatchiks? Dissing "authority"? Seems to me Ezra's under the impression that he lives in a free society, where one has the right to be irreverent and hock a loogie at the monsters of political correctness. It's the other guy who can't quite get the hang of freedom, and who insists that everyone must blindly follow the censors' orders, no matter what, no questions asked.
"Mr. Levant is in the habit of fabricating extremely serious allegations of misconduct against others," Mr. Warman states in an affidavit filed in Ontario Superior Court.
"He describes various human rights tribunals across Canada as 'kangaroo courts.' He vilifies their members, he accuses their lawyers of lying to them (without any evidence) and he mocks those who would dare to disagree with him."
In a brief hearing yesterday, Mr. Levant's lawyer, Peter Jacobsen, said Mr. Warman has made "irrelevant and scandalous accusations," and that he will file a full written response in two weeks.
Mr. Levant declined to comment on them yesterday...
Rather ironic, no?, that Dickie, who's obviously a big fan of following orders, has made it his mission--you might even call it his obsession--to stamp out those who are as fond of authoritarianism as he is (the difference being that their authoritarianism wears a Hitler moustache whereas his sports a nice smiley face).
Update: Another fan of smiley-faced authoritarianism sweetly tweets "Libel filings show battle between hate-hunter and conservative blogger http://tinyurl.com/yjqpvle."
Update: My letter:
Given how thin-skinned he seem to be, one hesitates to say anything even mildly critical about highly litigious "hate hunter" Richard Warman. However, before the intrepid Nazi-hunter hyperventilates that Ezra Levant is “obsessive,” it might be a good idea for him to look in the mirror. He might see the visage of a true obsessive: an individual who spent his days impersonating a Nazi and indulging in a game of “gotcha” with a few pathetic White Power types (who posed absolutely no threat to anyone); a man who, with his serial complaints under Section 13, singlehandedly kept the federal censors in business.