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(Tim) Thomas’s decision to skip a team visit to the White House because he buys the garbage pumped out by Glenn Beck and his ilk was bad enough. But then, having pulled a highly public stunt to call attention to his whacko politics, Thomas blamed the media for paying attention.

Look, if this cretin wants to stand outside the White House and spew his drivel, that’s free speech. But standing up the president? All that does is show that Thomas has the class of a swamp-rat.

What’s worse, you know Thomas would not have done this with the liberal Democrat Bill Clinton in the White House. Truth is, he felt free to dis Barack Obama, because Obama is black.

-Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette, where you can read a bit more on this plus other hockey topics…

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Thats crap, are you really playing the race card? Is there any subject that race cannot be used as an excuse?

Posted by Chris on 01/29/12 at 11:41 PM ET

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Liberals ALWAYS use race !

Posted by Evilpens on 01/29/12 at 11:43 PM ET

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I blame Bush, plus racism. Racy, racy, racisty, racism. Racist.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 01/30/12 at 12:04 AM ET

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I thought this issue was over and done. This must also be Thomas’s fault for keeping this issue alive…

All that does is show that Thomas has the class of a swamp-rat.

Hey Jack, what that statement shows is how little class you (and your peers) have by using your position in media to continue attacks and spew such baseless drivel.

“Class” is knowing what to say, when to say it, and when to stop. You sir, don’t know Jack.

Posted by TheFreak on 01/30/12 at 12:10 AM ET


Ooh. This is going to get nasty…

Posted by The Upper Canadien from Toronto on 01/30/12 at 12:12 AM ET

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Jack is using as much hyperbole as Glenn Beck, which is disgusting. I strongly disagree with TT’s rationale and find it incredibly inconsistent, but this article is over the top.

And once again, EvilPens shows he has absolutely nothing of value to contribute other than illustrating the sound of a Yinzer’s knee jerking.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/30/12 at 12:13 AM ET


Jack, you forfeited all the right to comment on dis’in our
president or ot when you deserted and left for Canada.. Tim Thomas had/has every right to not attend ..in America we fight for that right..opps i guess not all of us hey Jack?

where ...of where do u get the race card to even play..how is Tim Thomas NOT going to the WHITEhouse racist..just cause its a black man in office… thats a stretch even for you ...thats the fact Jack

Posted by Dan Kavanaugh from Pittsburgh on 01/30/12 at 12:20 AM ET


This is bullshit. Typical liberal attitude that if you don’t agree with the left you must be an idiot. Having any ideology that isn’t on par with yours or agrees with conservatism…anything a Republican says is quote “whacko”. What a *#$%@& idiot. I’m an independent but democrats make it REAL hard. You guys bitch about how mean Republicans can be. And it’s true, but you guys are even more volatile, you’re just quieter about it. If someone disagrees with you, they must be a racist, ignorant, idiot.

No Democrat gives me the chance to explain that I disagree with a lot of things on both sides of the aisle. The MINUTE I disagree with them, I’m a moron. And not just that, but if I disagree, I’m not their friend anymore. I become their new enemy. When did politics become so militant and aggressive? There was a time that Republicans and Democrats would argue with each other and even if it got heated, they’d go out to dinner with each other. Not anymore. Anyone who disagrees with you is a moron and an idiot. That’s the problem with politics these days. God forbid we be fair with each other. It’s jerk offs like you that make the world such a shitty place. And it’s people like you that discouraged me from taking a job in politics.

So, as an independent who voted for Obama. I’m saying to everyone, this bullshit political spew and rhetoric that comes from the left is making me vote for the Republicans this year. I’ve had it with this shit. Be fair to others opinions and I’ll vote fairly.

Posted by Jake Allen from United States on 01/30/12 at 12:43 AM ET

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Jack Todd needs to STFD and STFU.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 01/30/12 at 12:50 AM ET


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Posted by Garth on 01/30/12 at 01:11 AM ET


Thomas dissed The President because he is black,and the Wings got routed last week in Montreal because they went to a strip club ?
Yep, that’s some mighty fine journalism there Jack.

Posted by mc keeper on 01/30/12 at 01:19 AM ET


Maybe if Tim Thomas spoke French Todd would have left him alone?

Posted by HockeyinHD on 01/30/12 at 01:34 AM ET


What a silly column.  People are welcome to criticize Thomas’s action as a possible dereliction of his duties to the team (Sidenote: I disagree with Thomas’s decision, but am like-minded on political issues), but Todd is criticizing him based on his personal beliefs instead and makes an unsubstantiated claim of racism.  It is especially silly that Todd (by his own choosing) is not an American, yet feels awfully concerned about the beliefs of Americans with regards their own government.

Posted by henrymalredo from Michigan on 01/30/12 at 01:42 AM ET


I want to know how much press this would have been getting if the press were not typically an extremely liberal lean, and most hockey press canadian, which makes them even more of a liberal lean.
Would this have been as drawn out if the hockey press were financially conservative?

Posted by teldar on 01/30/12 at 01:44 AM ET

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And the sick part is the disgusting glee he gets from this and I’m willing to bet that it’s the web hits he’s going for by making a controversial statement, cackling like a lice-infested hyena all the way to the bank.

“And you can’t touch me.”

Nice try, deserter.  I’m onto your gutless schemes.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/30/12 at 01:48 AM ET

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Note that the column at the Gazette has been edited.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/30/12 at 02:21 PM ET

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People in Montreal questioning American politics is absolutely laughable.

Posted by Primis on 01/30/12 at 02:23 PM ET

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Posted by Primis on 01/30/12 at 11:23 AM ET

This.  Also, a U.S. Army deserter who fled to Canada and became a Canadian citizen commenting on this whole situation is ridiculous.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 01/30/12 at 02:31 PM ET


He’s just bitter because his son Alex became a Republican.

Posted by herschel c. wollmack on 01/30/12 at 02:40 PM ET


Tired of being lectured by all these Canadian liberal elitists who seem to make up the majority of the sports media, radio & print.  I know they are all upset because the Liberals are out of power in their country, but dont take it out on Tim Thomas.  Did not read anything anywhere when T Epstein did not go to the WH when the Bosox won.  Also heard that Ozzie Guillen & some players elected not to go when they won.  All during the Bush administration.  But Tim Thomas has committed this heinous act and must be banished from Boston post haste and maybe even kicked out of the NHL, because he is obviously a very disturbed person.  I think that Mr. Todd is the real cretin here, and should go get his anger issues resolved.  Although, I think he could make a fortune on the carnival circuit since he seems to have the powers of reading a person’s mind.  Thomas did not go to the WH because he is a racist!  How can a newspaper even employ a moron like this?

Posted by howie young on 01/30/12 at 02:54 PM ET


Canadian liberal elitists

Yeah, damn all those Canadian liberal elitist Boston writers!!!

Posted by Garth on 01/30/12 at 03:11 PM ET

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Note that the column at the Gazette has been edited.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/30/12 at 11:21 AM ET

Ha!  They should’ve left it alone.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/30/12 at 03:43 PM ET

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  How can a newspaper even employ a moron like this?

It’s Canada.  We give d-bags like this awards.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/30/12 at 04:16 PM ET

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