Covering the coverage of Omar #Khadr in Canadian media

Conversations with David Akin of Sun Media, Dan Gardner of the Ottawa Citizen, and Michelle Shephard of Toronto Star regarding this sort of thing: http://georgiebc.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/toronto-star-coverage-of-omar-khadr-since-his-trial-week-oct-25-2010/ Omar #Khadr needs to be locked up in solitary confinement because he has big hands. And it's his mom's fault we tortured him for over a decade because she wasn't polite enough to us while we were doing it. Also readers are annoying when they speak.
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David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@cselley I think we shld bring Khadr home toot sweet but this q from Ezra can't be ignored: U Ok if Khadr sits next to u on a TTC bus?
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@cselley (Plus: I've been 20 feet away from Khadr in court in Gitmo. He's a very big powerful looking guy with massive hands.)
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@ezralevant I'm setting myself up for another "argy-bargy" on your show, aren't I?
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
Wow. Start talking about Khadr with @ezralevant and one's Twitter feed literally explodes. Sorry if I don't reaply to all.
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@matvail2002 @ezralevant Actually, Khadr's defence lawyers thru the years will tell u: Omar's biggest problem has been his mom's big mouth.
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@GeorgieBC @SadieMae23 Context, pls! My point: He'd attract attention even without his notoriety; his physical presence is that imposing.
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@AnonyOps @bcm010 I hate to say trust me but trust me: His hands just one manifestation of a very powerful presence.
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@kylefarq Not bias: But men who are the size of NFL tight ends definitely attract attention when they enter a room
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@kylefarq Come to think of it: Women the size of NFL tight ends would likely attract similar attention.
David Akin πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ @davidakin
@GeorgieBC I'm afraid I scare easily for many reasons. Big heads scare me too. Big Toes. You name it.
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
"There is no ambiguity in this" @DougSaunders precedes a stream of lies about #Khadr #cdnpoli http://t.co/wImU2QFR
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
Of all the poison in Canadian media, this is most poisonous; #Khadr 'defenders' who insist he is murderer, war criminal, AQ family. #cdnpoli
LotoPhage @ThomasMilne
@GeorgieBC Some insist on a de facto view of reality, refusing to acknowledge any de jure issues at all; conventional wisdom is sacred.
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
Give me Sun media over @DougSaunders poisonous back handing libel any day. #Khadr #cdnpoli
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
1.If anyone has evidence of AQ in family, the FBI/CSIS would love to hear it. They have never found any. Dad ran orphanages. #Khadr #cdnpoli
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
1.as #Wikileaks release makes clear, US interest in #Khadr was that he was an old friend of bin Laden - they fought against Russia. #cdnpoli
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
2.#Khadr was not child soldier, he was a child translator. Absolutely no evidence he ever fought anywhere. Not soldier just child. #cdnpoli
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
3. #Khadr family is #$%^&*( according to Canadian media. Their son/brother was tortured/kidnaped over 10 years ... and they have .. #cdnpoli
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
3. ...maintained peace and been model citizens in the face of unprecedented hate, attacks from media, JDL bikers, CSIS. #cdnpoli #Khadr
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
4."War crimes" is a complete media lie. Canada (and rest of world) do not recognize these crimes. Neither is murder correct. #Khadr #cdnpoli
Heather Marsh @GeorgieBC
5. #Khadr has never been convicted of anything in a proper court and trial. Not military, or civilian.Huge evidence he did nothing. #cdnpoli
Dan Gardner @dgardner
On the long list of those who abused Omar Khadr, this woman's name should appear near the top. http://t.co/CqKkgv0z
FREEOmar @AafPost
.@dgardner oh, do you know her? disappointing Dan, I thought you knew the real story! #khadr http://t.co/quhtQEwx
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