Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Oldtown News
Vancouver, BC


On Monday, June 9, 2008 at 2pm I received a phone call from a columnist who was upset over one of my earlier postings.

The colorful character was so beside himself that he chose to call me every name under the sun and the names were not pretty.

First I was called a buffoon, next I was illiterate and stupid, than according to the columnist, I had mental health problems (same line used on me by Senator Larry Campbell), I was an over the hill drag queen ( I happen to have been born with a medically recognized condition called transsexualism or intersex) and finally I was a fat slob and washed up whore who sits around all day collecting welfare.

The journalist had other choice descriptions that are a bit much even to repeat here.

Interestingly today I receive an email from the Vancouver law firm, Gregory and Gregory, who are representing the aforementioned individual and I was accused of impugning his journalistic integrity. Later I received a letter pushed under my door served by I assume, a process server.

I am at a complete loss of words considering that this journalist and law firm claim I'm impugning their client's integrity, however, their client calls me despicable names that surely under no stretch of the imagination could ever be considered professional.

Funny thing is the law firm is co-owned by School Trustee, Eleanor Gregory, who sadly represents clients like this? And Ms Gregory is someone who is supposed to oversee children's education and be a role model, yet represents someone like this?

In any event, should be interesting to see how this develops.

I've printed this because I want people to know how those of us who have been marginalized still continue to be even from those who claim to have journalistic integrity. Sad very sad.

Jamie Lee Hamilton