Standard Freeholder Sued For Mac Attack in Claude McIntosh Final Column – Aug 21, 2013

Standard Freeholder Sued For Mac Attack in Claude McIntosh Final Column – Aug 21, 2013

SF lieCFN – Poor Brian Dryden.   I kinda like the guy and was hoping to meet face to face over a bevvy instead of how we finally met yesterday.   Apparently he was in the office briefly even though he was supposed to be on vacation?

Mr. Dryden is editor of The Standard Freeholder and I served him with our court papers issuing suit over Claude McIntosh.

It wouldn’t be the first time that the Freeholder had a Mac Attack go awry, but this would turn out to be his last column in a career that spanned an awfully long time.

We asked Mr. Dryden & Tycho Manson, legal beagle for Quebecor, the Parent company of the Freeholder, for a Front page retraction and apology but Mr. Manson refused.

Of course that wouldn’t be the first attack on CFN or myself.   The Freeholder seems to have been waging a war including the image above where they compare themselves to other media and leave us out which is kind of ironic as we have about four times their web traffic?

Our court system is one that is monetarily driven.   Even if you can prove that someone did a nasty you have to prove damages.   Legalese is a different language than the ones we speak; but surely we need a legal system that has remedies short of expensive court cases where sometimes you actually lose money simply to defend your name and put right what should never have happened?

After all Mr. McIntosh does not hit the publish button and his words filter through a system before hitting the newsprint?

A judge will eventually adjudicate on this mess.   As for Mac, he’s back, at the Seaway News.   So far he’s refrained from writing about me and CFN which is probably for the best.  Transcon may keep a tighter leash on him, or maybe it was because they were the first company to reach out and try to purchase CFN (we’ve now had three serious tire kickers in 18 months even though we have not put out a for sale sign ever)

CFN is a tiny ship in a sea of sharks.  There are huge challenges to function day to day and keep us alive which we couldn’t do without the support from the public and our contributors and sponsors.

One of the things I’ve always been told is to strive for the truth and accuracy even though it can sometimes be the opposite of pretty.

And people are human.  When the Freeholder used a CFN photo once without permission we didn’t make a fuss.   A chat with Mr. Dryden remedied that quickly.   But when you do a no no and refuse to fix it or mitigate that sadly is cause for remedies.   Any media outlet has a huge responsibility to keep it real and if they don’t then answer for it.

I still hope to go for that coffee or beverage with Mr. Dryden.    This business of media isn’t easy.

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24 Comments on "Standard Freeholder Sued For Mac Attack in Claude McIntosh Final Column – Aug 21, 2013"

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mary
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Some of my friends have said that they cannot find Mac-cheesy,s ink on Seaway News,I use to enjoy reading schuttlebutt but then it got a little ho hum Stopped the SF long ago contents too thin empty of real news & truths.Thank God for CFN Keep up the good news Jamie, we are not left with wondering what is going on ,I also choose to shop at places that advertize with you

Melor
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I agree with you Mary! Thank you Jamie and CFN for bringing the best news and better yet, the truth about what is going on in our comminity….even if things ain’t pretty. Turn the soil over and things will get better in this town. I too have also stopped reading the Standard Freeholder years ago and the Seaway shopping news. Your site is the finest!!!

I like Mary also choose to shop first with the ones that advertise here.

Good luck. CFN takes way more flack than it deserves.

mary
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Thank you Admin & Melor

annonymity_is_key
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Wow, another lawsuit. Boo-hoo, CFN didn’t get its way so you go running to the courts again. Good strategy, sue the non-profits, the city, and then the competition. And you wonder why nobody in town wants to play nice with you. I hope the courts see what a farce these suits truly are and not waste more of anyone’s time.

jules
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Jamie I sound more like an old record and I will keep on saying it until I cash in. You are the best and they know it and only a very few sheeple are “BA BA Black sheeping” around here putting you down. I have left the “toilet paper of record – SF” a long time ago and I don’t read the other piece of crap toilet paper “The Seaway Trash” and my parents even called the owner of The Seaway Trash not to deliver it to their door and that was many years ago. I don’t read that trash… Read more »
Stan
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Elwood: is there a McIntosh in your name?

Jane Doe
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Elwood, you are so right. CFN (aka Jamie) can bash & slander half of our fine City and that is ok but let someone stand against him and look out.
CFN (aka Jamie) is just grasping at straws to survive. I guess trying to get his loyal followers (all 7 of them) to subscribe hasn’t been fruitful enough so he needs to keep filing lawsuits in the hopes of cashing in.
I for one would gladly give him money if it was going towards a one-way ticket out of town.

jules
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Jamie (Admin) you know all the nasty “sheeple” by name. I grew up there and know nobody almost like living here in Ottawa – I know nobody at all except for a very few and some are deceased. Jamie the sheeple of Cornwall treated Officer Perry Dunlop very badly and he saw that he couldn’t change the people for the better and left. His life was at stake and he was one of the very best people there is – such a wonderful man and you would love him. He is living out in B.C. like your ex.
tictok
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People can choose whatever source to get their news, you don’t like CFN don’t come here, but it’s really obvious this source works because all the people who bitch about CFN come to read, what a laugh. Jane Doe, really? you must either be 1 of 3 people, Rick Shaver, Bob Peters or Gilles Latour. I say that because none of the 3 have balls to be a real man.

gimme-a-break
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@admin…is this all about him writing that you said Thibeault was fired?

Furtz
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Did you consider going after McIntosh as well? Just a thought.
Many years ago, I and a local paper were sued over a letter I wrote about a retired provincial politician who was on the take. The paper published a retraction and apology, and were let off the hook. I didn’t get off so easy.

Reg Coffey
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Tictok, let’s not forget the original malcontent who has already had to pay CFN for breach of contract. A small fish in a small pond and wants to keep it that way.

Highlander
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Furtz
August 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

” I and a local paper were sued over a letter I wrote about a retired provincial politician who was on the take. The paper published a retraction and apology, and were let off the hook. I didn’t get off so easy.”

Well this goes to say why you remain antagonist and you reap what you sow .
I guess through that experience you have remained even more jaded and hence your derogatory and antagonistic statements ,but some never learn.
Or is it perhaps that personality Trait …. traits as such are hard to change .

Furtz
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Actually, Highlander, nothing in my letter was untrue. I was up against a very wealthy crook and didn’t have the resources to fight it.
As for me being antagonistic and such… Poor Puppy. You shouldn’t feel so threatened when people don’t agree with you. It only makes you look unsure of your arguments. Now don’t forget to wear those tinfoil hats.

stellabystarlight
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highlander@ FURTZ mmm Well this goes to say why you remain antagonist and you reap what you sow . I guess through that experience you have remained even more jaded and hence your derogatory and antagonistic statements ,but some never learn

Oh OK…..coming from highlander that is truly funny but of course he would know……

Highlander
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Furtz August 22, 2013 at 10:47 am “You shouldn’t feel so threatened when people don’t agree with you. It only makes you look unsure of your arguments.’ Threatened ? I actually encourage others of difference in opinion and freedom of expression as long as its informed …and there lies in the difference here Furtz ,being antagonistic is not being an informed responder but only to get the giggles that I am sure many did when you got nailed for slander. But you cant change that personality trait Furtz. August 22, 2013 at 11:39 am – with this poster I cant… Read more »
Furtz
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@ Highlander. The problem is that to you, being informed means being a freedom-fighter. I’ve been attacked over and over by you guys because I’m a happy Anglo Canadian. That’s OK with me.
Carry on. Over and out.

Tictok
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Reg Coffey…Tictok, let’s not forget the original malcontent who has already had to pay CFN for breach of contract. A small fish in a small pond and wants to keep it that way.

Oh yes Ms. Trottier (aka Ms DWI) very true, what a legacy that person is. None the less I stick to my previous post thank you.

Furtz
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Totally agree Admin. Even if you are 100% right, the cost to prove it in court is way beyond the means of all but the very wealthy.

StellaTheFella
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Amazing how stellabyestarlight preaches about negativity ..but..when anybody disagree’s with him…out come the daggers Let’s all hope betrayeds wife gets better..it seems so heartbreaking to read his comments under the cabal story at CFN Now to my real point..Mr Jamie: I think you might be missing the first Little Mac attack..in his last column. But your right..the muzzle seems to be on…but maybe the straps got a bit loose because this comment has to be aimed at YOU…Cornwalls only true Journalist. from macs mussings in free ad paper…the one where Todd Lihou claims credit for exposing the phantom city worker… Read more »
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