Trudeau’s Policy Director threatens to cut-off newspaper’s access for daring to ask question

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Besides the line where Liberal PM Justin Trudeau yells to his assistant for another felt pen while signing photographs of himself:

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The most outrageous part of this weird story (see here) on Trudeau’s personal photographer is when the Globe reporter Eric Andrew-Gee is followed into the washroom by one of Trudeau’s top staffers:

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And then threatens to cut-off access to the Globe:

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And what was this outrageous question that was deemed so offensive?

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Yup, the softest softball question ever is what Trudeau’s people deemed so off-side that they wanted a national newspaper banned.

You’ll remember when the Press Gallery boycotted Stephen Harper’s events when they didn’t get all the access they demanded (see here) yet not a peep of protest from them now.

Funny that huh?

Star’s Paul Wells loses his mind, calls on Canadian government to stop Trump

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Was Paul Wells drunk? Did the Russians hack his Toronto Star account? How else can you explain this completely insane column from him?

With 100 days to go until the U.S. presidential election, it is now time for Canada’s government to consider whether it can do anything to help stop Donald Trump’s election. (see here)

This is a journalist who was considered professional enough to moderate a federal election leaders debate when he was with Macleans calling on Canada to interfere with another sovereign country’s election.

Damn scary.

 

Global’s Tom Clark compares Stephen Harper to ex-KKK leader David Duke

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Tom Clark is Global News’ chief political correspondent and host of the political show The West Block but you would be forgiven for thinking he was some obscure Lefty nutbar ranting on Twitter after seeing this tweet from him:

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Yup, Global’s top political journalist equated the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Joseph Harper to the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Another great day for Canada’s Media Party

My complaint to the CBC Ombudsman on story of black man pulled over by RCMP

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Below is a copy of the complaint I have sent to the CBC Ombudsman. You can see my original post on it here:

I was troubled by a recent CBC article by Bridget Yard (“Bathurst man called ‘suspicious’ for reading on wharf” CBC News New Brunswick, Jul. 10, 2016) which I believe violated appropriate journalistic practices in favour of creating a sensationalistic story.

The article centers around a Bathurst man who was “pulled over and questioned by RCMP.” The significant paragraph reads:

“A Bathurst man says he was pulled over and questioned by RCMP while driving home from Stonehaven wharf, and was told it was because police received several calls regarding a ‘suspicious black man’ in a white car parked at the wharf.”

It is unclear from whom the quote in the above paragraph (“suspicious black man”) is coming from. Is it a quote from Louizandre Dauphin, the central figure of the story? Did Dauphin offer it as a direct quotation from the RCMP officer he dealt with?

The story proceeds to state that “RCMP said they were unable to provide comment on the incident, since no one was arrested or charged.” However, in a Canadian Press story on the same incident (“Black man stopped by police after reading near wharf in New Brunswick,” July 11, 2016) the reporter claims the RCMP stated “there was no mention of the occupant’s ethnicity or race” when asked about the incident. The reporter also states Dauphin claimed “race was never mentioned in the exchange with the officer.” I am troubled by the inconsistencies in Bridget Yard’s story. She seemingly, but ambiguously, quotes Mr. Dauphin quoting the RCMP officer making a statement about how the officer’s targeting of Mr. Dauphin was racially-motivated. She similarly claims the RCMP had no comment on the incident one way or another. Both of these claims are contradicted by the Canadian Press story, which claims the RCMP was, in fact, prepared to speak openly about the incident, and that Mr. Dauphin claimed the officer he dealt with “never mentioned” race in his exchange.

Ms. Yard’s story deliberately seeks to portray the incident with Mr. Dauphin as a signal that Canada features American-style tension between the black community and the police. Given the seriousness of this claim, I believe it is very important that the facts of any story offered to support that thesis be unambiguously clear. I believe Ms. Yard’s story badly fails that test due to its ambiguous quotations and information that is starkly contradicted by a competitor publication’s reporting.

A retraction must be issued and an explanation on how this story did not meet CBC’s journalistic practices.

Thank you

Dean Skoreyko

Trudeau booed at Calgary Stampede, Media Party says attendees adored him

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In yet another example how the Media Party protect Liberal PM Justin Trudeau by hiding or omitting anything negative that makes him look bad came from his visit yesterday to the Calgary Stampede where he was booed:

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Kristen Odland is a reporter for the Calgary Herald so this is obviously a credible source which if the media in Canada was ethical and unbiased would have produced front page headlines and lead stories on the national news.

Instead, the only response was to condemn those who booed Trudeau:

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I asked Yedlin, who is a columnist for the Herald, why she was so upset about Trudeau getting booed as politicians get booed all the time yet she refuses to respond.

So here we have multiple reports of Trudeau being booed but you’d be forgiven for not knowing about it as the only story mentioning it was this by the Herald’s Emma McIntosh:

Though many in the audience were excited to Trudeau, the response wasn’t all enthusiastic. Boos could be heard from the other side of the stadium…

By the way, that was buried 8 paragraphs down.

And what was the headline that they ran you ask?

Trudeau delights Stampede-goers with rodeo visit (see here)

Tell me if Stephen Harper had been booed somewhere it wouldn’t have been a massive story with screaming front-page headlines.

And keep telling me there is no such thing as a Media Party while you’re at it.

 

 

 

 

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