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COMMENTS OF JOHN WRIGHT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, IPSOS-REID
comments were posted
by a person identifying himself as John Wright,
Senior Vice President of
Ipsos-Reid, on a public comment board, which has now
been taken down. Because
of the general nature of Mr Wright’s claims, a
conclusion was drawn that
the only words which can now safely (without fear of
lawsuits or other
unspecified actions) be posted about various
subjects are Mr Wright’s words.
Here they are.
January 31, 2006
You know...I read all these comments a while ago and just let it go...my offer for poll questions at the time was indeed genuine--but for serious questions only. The window for that opportunity passed months ago.
But every time I do an internet search, your file lands in front of my eyes...as I suspect it does for others. So here's my considered advice after letting the e-mail and letters and coments below peter out:
What you should really consider is what you say about me personally and the company. It is available in the public domain...
As such, I give you fair and public warning that I will initiate a law suit for a retraction, damages and costs if I ever see anything again that crosses the line. Some of what appears here, I'm advised, already does.
February 11, 2006
You know, I didn't issue a threat. Nor have I ever said anything directly or indirectly about those with autism or your group or anything or anyone else that could be construed as criticism or bias. Not a word.
On the other hand, you and your commentors have heaped scorn and bile on me, personally, and the company I represent alleging many outrageous things. "...someone should warn Mr. Wright that you are a litigious master- I suspect 'his line' has to do with not wanting to be called out on his mistake...". How dare you or any one of you think that posting this in the public domain is acceptable?
Does this do your cause any good? Does this do anything to advance the issue? What makes you think you are immune from what you do?
There has been no manipulation, no cover-up, no mistake. You are free to go and publish your own poll on any matter you wish--there are at least 100 suppliers in the country. Heavens that you'd ever think of doing that and facing public scrutiny..instead, you prefer to see some grassy knoll conspiracy which doesn't exist. I'm not attacking anything or anyone Mike...it is the farthest thing from my mind...and Michelle, if someone has called you a criminal and you are not, do something about it and hold them accountable. It just easier to mock people or allege things that are not true from some cyber perch. Shame on all of you who continue in this way.
in every dealing
I have had with you, you have hardly been
February 11, 2006
"You can characterized (sic) me and my actions as cowardly, deceitful, shameful and reprehensible. There isn't much I can do about this."
Michelle, I never have
or would do that. These are your own words...not
February 12, 2006
"You can call me "unreasonable"..."
Your words...not mine.
"Maybe we could poll some people to find out if they think that what Michelle wrote sounded "fair..."...
Or Camille, maybe you and all of those like you involved with your cause can stop this silly side bar stuff and go do a poll on your own on the real issue that concerns you, issue it in the public domain and withstand the scrutiny that it takes to be legitimate instead of hiding in the corners of some website taking shots.
I have never once personalized this matter, or criticized you or anyone else or your cause.
what I said before:
there are over 100 polling suppliers in the country.
Michelle wrote: "In
Canadian society, people are allowed to disagee with
public statements, etc, and are allowed to express
opinions (or even get
upset) about public positions and public
statements". Yes, all of you can...but
it must be done without invective and it must not
cross the line. Govern
February 12, 2006
I am John Wright, Senior Vice President of Ipsos Reid and I have never provided my advice about "what is good for autistic people..." Nor have I ever insinuated or suggested that "...Non-autistic people quite often tell us how wrong and misguided we are, and instruct us in what we should say and how we should act, and in what services we should purchase."
I was very specific: those of you, specifically, who have decided to play in the shadows and make false allegations and/or make insinuations about me or what I appear to be should take responsibility for your actions and words and stop wrapping yourself in the flag of those you pruport to represent. By not doing so you betray the very thing you stand for: to be treated like everyone else in the world.
You cannot one minute want to be treated one way and then turn around and demand to do the very thing you disdain the most--to be marginalized on a platform of your own making.
I have indicated no threat to you...to characterize it in such a way is trumped up bravado to make you look like a victim. I simply am telling you that there is one set of rules and if you don't remove such falsehoods from your site (including the new accusation that I or my company have issued a threat) then I will be compelled to take action.
The following are
Wright has posted on other comment boards on the No
Autistics Allowed site.
Those messages are being deleted from the comment
boards and posted here.
February 13, 2006
You can begin by removing the "threat" thread on your web site.
give you 24 hours
to do so.
February 18, 2006
Further, she has made conclusions and offered views and accusations that are false and misleading.
Michelle Dawson continues to erase my comments. By removing my previous comments and segregating them she has left them out of context and as such they contrive a one sided version of the full commentary.
before taking this down, that I fully intend to have
a lawyer deal with
this matter on Monday unless all of my comments or
correspondence are deleted
forthwith. If she cannot abide by a stream of
context and commentary and
instead resort to falsehoods, inuendo and
accusations, then she has learned
nothing from our previous discussions: while you
claim to want to be treated
like all others you instead create a platform of
your own cunstruction
and claim immunity due to your position as a
disadvantaged group. This
is hypocracy. If this is how you wish to deal with
matters then you will
deal with it in another forum. This is my last
comment before legal action
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