29 April 2011

I've gotta see what Lloyd & CTV...

...do with this hot tamale, er... potato...

-- TORONTO -- Jack Layton was found laying naked on a bed by Toronto Police at a suspected Chinatown bawdy house in 1996, a retired Toronto police officer told the Toronto Sun.

The stunning revelation about the current leader of the New Democratic Party comes days before the federal election at a time when his popularity is soaring.

At first the policemen didn't realize they were interviewing one of the best-known Toronto politicians who was married to Chow, also a Metro councillor and now the incumbent NDP MP for Trinity-Spadina.
Hmmm... might be time for a little cap & trade...
The officer's notebook indicates he asked the suspected john: "Did you receive any sexual services?"

He replied: "No sir, I was just getting a shiatsu."

The cop: "Why did you have all your clothes off?"

The suspected john: No answer.

The policemen warned the councillor about the dangers of hanging out in suspected bawdy houses that could be run by Asian triads.

"I remembered lecturing him on a lot of these triads, they'd videotape the customers and extort them afterwards. Jack went pale. I said to him you have to understand it's quite possible," he says.

"He came on a bicycle. I escorted him down and he went away on his bike."
[more at sda]


UPDATE: CTV does NDP damage control

On the one hand... there's a police officer AND his notebook...rub-n-tugLloyd simply says Jack Layton was...
"...mentioned in a police officer's memorandum."
And that's it.

And, we're back to another 20 minutes of royal wedding millinery.


RELATED: Waiting for the Liberal spin...

...in three, two, one...
The Prime Minister is a blackmailer.
Of course.


UPDATE2 @11:50: CTV has a political spot...

...every Friday night called "Gallery Talk"... surely they'll delve into this. I mean... they've got Don Martin & Jane Taber... who pride themselves on being "political journalists."

And... silence. Not one freakin' word. If anything it's a Layton lovefest... Jack's at Stornoway... Iggy is toast.

Funny how that works.


LAST WORD: The Globe weighs in
NDP Leader Jack Layton was found in a "massage clinic" when "it was visited" by police in 1996, a report revealed Friday evening, though he was not charged with an offence.

Mr. Layton spoke on the matter to reporters briefly Friday evening. He did not take questions, and went immediately to a rally.
And Globe readers are also quick to throw down...


mikey d said...

Rob Fife gave the story a brief comment but moved on quickly.

Neo Conservative said...

yup... lloyd said jacko was "...mentioned in a police officer's memorandum"... and fife trotted out the layton's denials. total elapsed time... 30 seconds?

kate middleton's hot sister got 10 times that coverage from ctv's london team of (cough, cough) professional correspondents.

try imagine if someone was saying the pm had been caught butt-naked in a whorehouse... lloyd & company would have dedicated a whole season of w5 to that.

i'm 2 hours from ottawa... and i can smell this reportage.


skuleman said...

Happy-ending Jack

Anonymous said...

Sorry but this will not be going away that easily. If it does I don't know what to say guys.

Anonymous said...

Fife didn't even mention he was in a bed naked and the girl threw a wet kleenex into the waste basket. No details. I thought CBC would send camera;s down there and get pics of the rooms and pics of the girl. The media are a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

I think the media learned their lesson in the last Toronto election when they were reporting heavily on Ford's marijuana and DUI arrests. This type of tabloid journalism actually backfires. I don't remember Ford suffering at the polls. In any event, it's too late with only 2 days left.

tmodem said...

Wow. Talk about being caught with your pants down!! Layton's hand job is going to be the talk of the town for the next few days, now that the wedding is over. I bow to the geniuses (sp?) that brought this out this weekend.

Neo Conservative said...

look... what say we give jacko the benefit of the doubt. he can immediately clear this up by ponying up the relevant medical records.

you'd need a prescription for this therapy to be covered by ohip, right? and you'd also need to go to an accredited massage professional.

call me picky... but i'm guessin' a "suspected chinatown bawdy house" might not be on the health ministry approved list.

wait a minute... could it be that jack was going outside the public healthcare system & paying for private medical services?



Sean M said...

Apparently, media hacks of the left have known about this story for a long time, but chose not to let it out. Andrew Coyne for one, who said that he was aware of this story "for months". Hmmmm, indeed I'm sure if this was PM Harper caught in a whore house MacLeans magazine, CBC would haven't bothered telling anyone. The media in Canada are so corrupt it's really quite disturbing. Further more, it's a little passing strange that when CSIS head McFadden was testifying before a commons committee about how politicians were being targeted or compromised by foreign entities, such as China, Jacks wife Olivia Chow was the first person out of the gate condemning McFadden saying his comments were"outrageous". Me thinks that perhaps Olivia protests to much. Is "PM Vladimir Layton" a target for compromise by Chinese agents or other foreign entities?

Anonymous said...

If Jack had confessed, all would have been forgiven. Luckily, they chose to lie. Nothing ruins a politician more than when people start to laugh about you and when you deny irrefutable evidence.

Alex said...

Funny how being caught in a porno theatre nuked Paul Reubens career as a kids' show host; gay allegations harmed George Michaels' career; but being caught in a known bawdy house just slides off Teflon Jack! (For some reason as I'm reading the Layton story, the old Spirit of the West song "Bone of Contention" comes to mind...)

bocanut said...

Jackolaytin either lied to his wife Olivia"Honey my back hurts,I'm going for a massage""the fascist police raided the clinic depriving gainful employment to young immigrants" or Olivia is now lying to cover their collective butts"Honey,I'm sure I mentioned that I was naked".
Either way methinks Jackolaytin has some 'splaynin to do.

Neo Conservative said...

here's a thought, folks... try to keep your comments lucid, literate and on topic.

you also get points for humour... byt geez, let's not just phone it in.

i've recently had to nuke a lot of over-the-top, near illiterate commentary from both sides of the political spectrum.

that being said, i also find it appalling that no one in the msm chose to point out that underage prostitution, in effect, sexual slavery... the target of police project cobra... is a horrible crime that must be dealt with severely.

if the allegations here are correct... that jack was caught naked in a known whorehouse... the ramifications are staggering... both for layton himself... and the supposed party of the common man.