Richard Littlemore has posted an annotated transcript of his debate with Monckton, with corrections to Monckton’s numerous false statements.
Andrew Bolt thinks the best argument that Monckton had in the debate with Littlemore was his defamation of one of the funders of Desmogblog, so he repeats it, falsely accusing John Lefebvre of being “a convicted Internet fraudster”, when in fact Lefebvre has not been charged with fraud, let alone convicted of it. I don’t know much about the law, but doesn’t that make Bolt liable as well as Mockton if Lefebvre decides to sue?
Jacob Sullum comments on what Lefebvre was actually charged with:
Although Stephen Lawrence and John Lefebvre are charged with money laundering, there was nothing sneaky about their “conspiracy.” In 1999 the two Canadians co-founded Neteller, an online payment processing company, now based in the Isle of Man, that openly specialized in serving online gamblers.
The FBI’s investigation of Lawrence and Lefebvre, who were arrested last month and face a preliminary hearing in New York next week, consisted mainly of reading their public statements and using Neteller to bet on a couple of football games — a vice that in this country has to rank up there with eating a second slice of Mom’s apple pie while listening to The Star-Spangled Banner. Yes, the feds really blew the lid off this publicly traded company that never made a secret of who its customers were or what it did for them.
The impressive thing about the case, part of the Justice Department’s legally shaky crusade against online gambling, is not the evidence but the government’s sinister spin on it. The feds pretend they’re pursuing criminals while prosecuting honest businessmen for providing services Americans want.
Monckton also claims that Lefebvre is running a solar energy corporation, without noticing that it is obviously a different John Lefebvre.