Globe columnist uses space to personally attack: “An open letter to Peter MacKay’s wife”


Globe and Mail columnist Leah McLaren went completely over the line by going after Peter MacKay’s wife Nazanin Afshin-Jam:

As you may have heard, your life partner and baby daddy has managed to get himself in a bit of hot water where the women of Canada are concerned. And as I read about the fallout – from both his ill-judged comments about women in the judiciary and those very strange leaked Mother and Father’s Day e-mails – I couldn’t help but think of you. (see here)

How this was allowed to be posted by the Globe reminded me of the “Rob Ford is fat” column by Stephen Marche (see here) so this isn’t the first time “Canada’s newspaper of record” editors have shown they condone nasty personal attacks against conservative targets.

Also keep in mind McLaren sold her house through a column which the Globe swept under the carpet as best they could (see here) – ethics  are not her or her employer’s strong suit.

Update: Afshin-Jam slaps-down McLaren – with class (see here)


7 Responses to “Globe columnist uses space to personally attack: “An open letter to Peter MacKay’s wife””

  1. bocanut Says:

    This woman ,Leah McLaren, needs professional mental help.

  2. Mary Hines Says:

    I started to read this, it was the most disgusting piece printed in some time. There should be an apology by the paper for this one.. The liberal media – including Ditsman and Solomon know their beloved liberal leader gaff every time he opens his mouth… and they are just trying to pick on a conservative that is well liked and “smart” and bring him down to their fluff little drama leader… People are “smarter” than that and see what is happening here…

  3. Dave Says:

    Ethics and journalism, in the same sentence? Hahahaha
    Just sayin’

  4. Liz J Says:

    This dame is way out of line, she should be fired, we need to bombard the Globe editor with calls for her to apologize on their front page before the door hits her butt on the way out.

  5. Beachdude Says:

    In today’s Globe , Minister Mckay’s wife wrote a full response….let’s just say impressive!!!

  6. Bubba Brown Says:

    Another day another smear by a Trudeau loving bobble head.
    Conservatives hate women dontcha know.
    Perhaps McLaren could be asked who wrote the legslation giving women the right to vote?
    What party had the first woman cabinet minister?
    The first woman PM?
    That the lawyers McKay was speaking to won’t cough up a transcript leads me to believe this is just another smear.
    I guess the only way to speak to any group in this country is to have your own tape recorder.
    I do love Afshin-Jams classy slap down.

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