Journalist who challenged 9/11 story smeared by B’nai Brith, blogger as anti-Semitic ‘conspiracy theorist’
By Barrie Zwicker
Canadian journalist and broadcaster Lesley Hughes compellingly describes her return from the dead in her 150-page memoir, The Dead Candidate’s Report.
The title of the book refers to the personal and professional nightmare she suffered when she was vilified then banished as the Liberal candidate in the Winnipeg, Manitoba, riding of Kildonan-St. Paul in the 2008 Canadian federal election. She shares indelible lessons she learned about the Canadian media—and media in general—of which she remains a part.
The first lesson was about the power of toxic bloggers, one of whom (an anonymous one) ambushed Hughes, slandering her as an anti-Israeli, Continue reading