The report caught the attention of JDL supporters, who complained to CBC. Executive editor Esther Enkin responded to one complaint via e-mail, claiming Gillespie made an honest mistake.
“It is not [a terrorist organization], of course,” wrote Enkin in part, “although the Jewish Defence League is identified as a terrorist organization by the United States government. CBC News security specialist Bill Gillespie intended to refer to Kahane Chai (or Kach), which is on the Canadian government list of terrorist organizations, and not the JDL.”Wrong-o! As in Canada, it is only Kach that makes the list.
One eagerly awaits Ms. Enkin's apology for adding insult to injury via her defamatory "clarification"?