Editor-at-Large of One of Canada’s Biggest Newspapers Calls for “Military Dictatorship” to Restore “Discipline and Morality” in “Deadbeat” Greece


A series of Twitter posts more akin to a drunken rant is the way some Canadians are describing Diane Francis’ series of Tweets about the crisis in Greece. Francis, who is an editor-at-large at one of Canada’s largest newspapers has been very preoccupied with Greece lately.

Diane Francis is a Chicago-born immigrant to Canada, where she relocated when she married her Canadian husband. She’s written numerous books and has written for dozens of publications. In 1991, she became Editor of Canada’s Financial Post, the first woman editor of a national daily newspaper in Canada, a position she held until the paper was sold in 1998.

She is currently the Editor-at-Large at Canada’s National Post.

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, a former member of Ontario parliament and cabinet member suggested that Francis should consider her words before clicking the button to post a Tweet.

“To imply that a military dictatorship will help bring ‘morality’ to a country pretty much makes Ms. Francis irrelevant in this conversation,” Bountrogianni continued.

Konstantinos Argirakis from Toronto wasn’t so diplomatic.

“Her tweets are more like a drunken rant than a civil conversation about very important events transpiring in the world that are impacting millions of people,” Argirakis told The Pappas Post. He’s also drilled her repeatedly on Twitter, even reducing his comment to 144 characters in a tweet to Ms. Francis.

Following is a long series of Greece-related Tweets from Ms. Francis’ profile.

“Greece has to go” she said… (not to mention that fact that for such a prolific writer, she doesn’t know the difference between it’s and its).

Because they act like “rebellious and spoiled kids”

…And because they’re crybabies.

She clearly has it out for Yanis Varoufakis, calling him a “hothead”

Add “silly” and “reckless” to her long string of descriptive words

And perhaps the mother-of-all insults to Greeks? “Deadbeat”

Fortunately she admits to her own stupidity on the matter.

And perhaps her most brazen Tweet of all, a call for a “military dictatorship” to bring morality and discipline to the country.

Below are screenshots, in case Ms. Francis decides to delete any of her Tweets– we have them for posterity.

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  1. Sally Tournas on

    It saddens me that those in positions to do good, choose to do quite the opposite, regardless of the cost to others.

    • We need to reinstate the Prometheus Protocol which neutralized Greece and Cyprus during the Crimean and Cold Wars to prevent the soviets accessing the straits. Macarius, Popandrew and Trecoupes all wanted to give bases to the soviets. We need to nuke Mount Athos which has been a soviet spy base since 1839. When Greece went broke from the first Olympics, they went to Izmir and Alexandria where they made up myths that they were entitled to the place. These garlic breathing bean farterss refuse to asismilate and are abusive guests. They don’t even buy American, but stuff from Greece and send most of their money there. Seleucid protomuslim Chrysustolm’s attack on curiosity in his Timothy Homily proves their claim of ancient learnedness a farce. Their clergy transmit fecal matter with their muslim beards and robes.Greek Church begat Islam and Communism by rejecting Original Sin. If Greeks trojaned their eurobudgets, do you trust their food hygiene, caique shipping, quisling lawyers or olive witch doctors? sites.google.com/site/goatrfm

  2. Steve Paschos on

    What to say to an ignorant uneducated racist person. I will take the high road of hubris. You disgrace Chicago. Please stay in Canada and take back damn Justin Bieber.

  3. Diane Francis is ignorant for someone that is an editor of a newspaper. Just google: The London Agreement on German External Debts, also known as the London Debt Agreement. Time to retire?

  4. wow, her tweets definitely turn me off from reading anything published by her in the future. She’s clearly unprofessional and acting uneducated. I wonder what her boss thinks of these “drunken” posts?

  5. Gerry Divaris on

    Diane Francis-for shame. Are you a racist or does the paper you write for have a deep rooted racist bias?.
    I my opinion you are the racist. You should hang your head is disgrace and shame.
    The Nation Post should rid itself of such Trumpist Racism staring with you your dismissal.
    There is no room for such intolerance and stupidity in Canada. Try Zimbabawe I’m sure they’ll take you.

    • I agree with you. But! You can call someone racist followed by a racist comment…Zimbabwe? Serious? You must be just as racist as she is.

      • I agree with you. But! You can’t call someone racist followed by a racist comment…Zimbabwe? Serious? Are you just as racist as she is?

  6. As I did, write a message to the Julia Andrews, the Manager of Human Resources at the National Post and the Administrative staff. Let them know about her racist, bigoted and disgraceful comments, and ask that she be fired. Plain and Simple.
    Here’s the link: http://news.nationalpost.com/contact

  7. You’re an idiot. I’m greek Canadian. And to say you’re Canadian is an insult. Go re your facts and have valid points before making racist comments. Useless and uneducated . That what makes ignorant people like your self.


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