Organizers of Steyn event receiving death threats; harassing phone calls

Just two days after it was announced that former Vice President Dick Cheney canceled an April speaking engagement in Toronto, Canada, organizers working with Spectre Live, the promotion company for the event, have reportedly received death threats and harassing phone calls at the company’s Toronto office. In light of the cancellation, Mark Steyn will be taking to the stage to give a performance that he guarantees will be more than “a guy giving a speech.”

An email from a fan directed to Spectre Live president Ryan Ruppert was published on

The full email is reprinted below:

From Bob Gueldoff <>
Date: March 14, 2012 8:16:17am EDT
Subject: for Ryan Ruppurt

I thank God that ass hole Cheney thinks Canada is too dangerous to come too……shows what a moron he is [ understatement of all time ]..I mean Cheney is one of the worst persons in History
…right up there with Hitler..would you bring Adolf to Canada to speak if he were alive??

YOU are an asshole..a goof…a money hungry brain dead lump ..I will do anything for a buck kind of guy…..

..people like you should look over their shoulders more……someone is sneaking up on you with a crow bar….I would not park in any dark corners if I were you.

Ruppert didn’t confirm how many emails had been received, but noted that all threatening correspondence had been forwarded to the police.

“Steynamite” with bestselling author Mark Steyn, joined by special guest Michael Coren will be taking place in Toronto on April 24th.

Andrew Lawton is Landmark Report's founder and a North American radio and television personality. In addition to hosting The Andrew Lawton Show on AM980 in London, Ontario, he appears on a variety of programs and in a wide array of publications tackling politics, lifestyle and even tourism. Andrew tweets as @AndrewLawton.

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