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Any of your papers gotten a hand-written, 20-page Canadian nutjob fax?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HejiraHenry, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    It claims to have been sent from Calgary, Alberta, which squares with the 403 area code.

    It was faxed into our office tonight ... twice.

    It's 20 pages of mostly hand-written – scribbled, really – ravings about ... well, not to bury the lead, but the author claims on the the first page that Hillary Rodham Clinton is actually a "mentally sick Canadian man, known to be a man by every Canadian police offcer, military officer and news broadcaster."

    It goes on (and on and on and on) from there. That HRC is a man is not the wildest claim contained therein, by the way.

    The author says he's faxed this to "nearly every daily newspaper."

    Ringing a bell with anyone?
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Didn't check the fax tonight.
  3. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    I hope we get a copy of that.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I get the sense this, um, project has been going on for a while.

    It's a shame he didn't know about "blast faxes."
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Reminds me of the time in college we got a missive from Bradley Smith, one of the wackos who wanted to buy an ad saying the Holocaust never occurred.
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Sure, but I'm sure this isn't coming as a shock to anyone. I just wish JR or Flash had let us know sooner. I mean, most of Canada knew this, right?
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    It wasn't me ... but I'd be wildly curious to hear the name of the signee ... initials M.T., by any chance?
  8. Jims242

    Jims242 Member

    Will you fax it to me?
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I'd prefer not to, although it urges me to fax it to others.
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    About 13 years ago, I answered the main newsroom phone one night. Margaret Thatcher was scheduled to speak at some local college's graduation. The guy who called had a thick Scottish accent and he went on and on about how hated Thatcher was.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    We got it, a week or so ago. I was alone in the newsroom when it came in -- i read about three paragraphs of it, and chucked it.

    On behalf of all newspapers everywhere, allow me to respond, with all due respect:

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  12. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    It bears noting that if that fax had been sent by someone with multiple graduate degrees who used to work with the IMF and the Federal Reserve, then every word would automatically be true. So hold off on your scoffing until you check the source's credentials.
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