And from reporters! Reporting on sworn testimony in an Ontario Legislature committee yesterday!
Tweet one, by Katie Franzois, who is the much-loved Queen’s Park bureau chief for Newstalk 1010:
What’s it mean? It means “admin passwords” can’t delete emails off the server, that’s what. And it means what I (and precious few others) told you is the truth: EMAILS AREN’T ON INDIVIDUAL ONTARIO GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS. THEY’RE ON THE FRIGGING SERVER, AND THEY THEREFORE CAN’T BE DELETED BY POLITICAL STAFFERS. Sorry for the shouting, but mass stupidity irritates me. (Lisa MacLeod’s in particular – no wonder Tim Hudak detests her.)
Here’s Tweet two by the much-admired John Michael McGrath, who writes for Queen’s Park Briefing, a Toronto Star subscription service.
“Um” is right. What’s that mean? It means that this supposed top-secret-code-ring access to the vaunted “admin” level wasn’t all that top secret, was it? It means that granting my friend Pete Faist access wasn’t all that nefarious, at all. Want proof?
Here’s tweet three, with proof:
That’s a tweet from the much-watched Ashley Rowe, from CTV. That means Pete got the same “admin rights” that, oh, MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND OTHER PEOPLE HAD (sorry I’m shouting again, but I detest idiocy on this scale, particularly Lisa MacLeod’s). And, even with that “admin rights” stuff, Pete couldn’t have deleted any fucking emails if he had wanted to.
Which he didn’t.
What’s it all mean, Virginia? It means this:
The “deleted gas plant email scandal” isn’t one. Because the emails weren’t ever deleted.
Don’t believe me? Read the sworn testimony. This thing is the biggest load of bullshit since Westmount hobby farmer John Gomery rolled into town.