Jennifer Ditchburn and the rest of the media went ballistic over the recent politicking by the Conservative Party over rumouring about Liberal MP Irwin Cotler retiring but she of course has no problem doing something similar when it can be used against the Conservatives.
Check out Ditchburn’s “sources say” story about how the new Auditor General (who the Liberals & NDP denounced for being unilingual) being muzzled by the government:
“The Harper government has sent strong signals to the federal spending watchdog that his presence won’t be required in future at as many Commons committee meetings, sources say.” (see here)
It’s “dirty tricks” when the Conservatives do it but perfectly acceptable to the media for them to continue to hide behind unidentified “sources” or “insiders“.
See earlier posts on media’s use of suspect and outright phony sources:
- CBC’s police sources proven to be a flat-out lie during the Rob Ford 911 call here
- Globe’s Jane Taber saying an anonymous Con MP was complaining about Harper here
- Star’s Robert Benzie quotes “senior Con Party sources” about not being able to get a majority here
- And the infamous “Don Burroughs” from the Star’s Susan Delacourt here