Columnist’s bully tactics on par with Suzuki

The level of hypocrisy displayed in Tom Fletcher’s article is quite incredible.

Re: The Don Cherry of TV science (B.C. Views, Feb. 27)

The level of hypocrisy displayed in Tom Fletcher’s article is quite incredible.

With ‘complete disregard for the rules of science’ he ‘sucker punches’ one of the world’s most esteemed scientists.

He observes that Suzuki has a bully pulpit on CBC without mentioning the bully pulpit that Black Press has provided Fletcher with so he, too, can ‘lash out at his enemies.’

Although he doesn’t offer any evidence to suggest that the activities of the shale gas industry are without harmful consequences, his ‘Scud missile’ attack on Suzuki suggests that he shares the Conservative government and RCMP’s view that anyone questioning the activities of such ‘crucial’ industries is a terrorist.

In 2011, a Montreal man who wrote letters opposing shale gas fracking was charged under Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act.

Not wishing to be taken to court I wish to state here that I am totally pro the shale gas industry.

I think that everyone should have the right to crank up their gas-gobbling and global-warming pumps and, using gallons of water, inject large amounts of hydrochloric acid and carcinogens such as benzene and methane into the ground.

In fact I think I’ll do it on Earth Day in my backyard just to annoy terrorists like David Suzuki.

Tom Fletcher, you old ‘white bearded curmudgeon’, I’d invite you to come and lend a hand, but I know that even with your good friends in the oil and gas industry and in government we wouldn’t get away with it.

You see, we are private citizens.

Only big corporations can get away with jeopardizing the lives of our children by poisoning the planet.

Tony Booker

Sidney

 

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