In a refreshing, honest blog post by the Ottawa Citizen’s Kate Heartfield, she comes clean about how the editorial staff gave the Liberal Party a free ride when it came to their 32 editorials on Omar Khadr:
Around 2006 there’s a noticeable shift in tone. In July, 2006, comes our first editorial calling in no uncertain terms for him to be brought back to Canada. And the frequency of editorials gets noticeably higher around that time, too. But I’m gratified to see that our very first editorial, in 2002, called him a child soldier, and we never wavered from that. (see here)
You can almost hear her sigh of relief about the “child soldier” label. Imagine if that was added only after the Conservatives won government.
Now Heartfield needs to get an editorial run based on this anti-Conservative admission.