McCain, Unz, Worthington, Frum...And John Demjanjuk?
May 28, 2010, 05:25 PM
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I`m interested to see that David Frum has wheeled out his father-in-law, my old friend the distinguished Canadian conservative journalist Peter Worthington, to try to quash the questions about John McCain`s record as a POW and his subsequent blocking of MIA inquiries raised by TAC`s Ron Unz. (Baseless McCain P.O.W. Smears Resurface, FrumForum, May 28 2010.) I must say this makes me think Ron is on to something.

FrumForum`s headline ("Baseless Smears" ) is undercut by what Peter actually says: "None of us knows, of course...."

It is precisely because "none of us knows" that Unz thinks someone should have found out—and that it`s really odd the MSM did not try to do so when alerted by one of their own heroes, Sydney Schanberg.

I wonder if Peter slipped in his unnoticed qualification because he remembers that it was, in fact, Peter himself who first alerted to me to Bill Stevenson and Monica Jensen`s puzzlement that McCain was blocking MIA inquiries, more than 20 years ago. Of course, this was back when we were all anti-communists, Peter a brave and much-derided conspiracy conoisseur, and the need to defend neoconservative foreign policy (and his son-in-law`s career!) not yet imperative.

Peter kindly attempted to defend me last year in his Toronto Sun column against a New York Times/ $PLC smear as echo-chambered, in the typical Canadian journalism way, by a Toronto Globe & Mail hack, Patricia Best. But it was not published because Canada`s extreme Political Correctness about immigration, although he carefully distanced himself from my views, about which he is clearly not up to speed either, alas. I meant to post it on VDARE.COM. Maybe I will now.

Peter is 83. I am very glad that American readers are finally getting to know him better, now that his Toronto Sun columns are being posted on FrumForum—he was a victim of Canada`s faux "Nationalism", which by banning foreign ownership of newspapers, cut off a generation of Canadian journalists, unlike Australians, from careers in the wider Anglosphere.

However, it`s curious that FrumForum chooses to omit Peter`s long-standing and very courageous work campaigning against the extraordinary judicial torture of alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk. (For example, Germany targets Demjanjuk, Toronto Sun, March 30, 2009.)

It`s one of the many things Peter has in common with Pat Buchanan.

Isn`t that coincidence something FrumForum readers would like to know?