The Liberals and their media cohorts went ballistic when PM Stephen Harper met with media tycoon Robert Murdoch reporting it as “secret” and somehow nefarious but when a newspaper owner or CEO has strong Liberal ties, we never hear a peep.
Last night for instance, David Black, owner of Black Press which is the largest independently owned newspaper chain in Canada held a BBQ at his estate for the BC Liberals. The only mention I could find of this blatant partisan support came from Public Eye Online (see here), an independent news site run by Sean Holman.
Other examples of Liberal media friends:
Irving family – Almost complete newsprint monopoly in New Brunswick with extremely strong ties to both federal and provincial Liberal parties. Jamie Irving was at the center of the “Wafergate”
Ivan Fecan, CEO CTVglobemedia – Well known Liberal fundraiser for Jean Chretien and Paul Martin
Jack Fleischmann, RobTV GM – Oversaw the election advertising for the Liberal Party of Canada
Izzy Asper, Canwest Global – Was close friends with Jean Chretien and Paul Martin. He ran as a Liberal and was leader of Manitoba’s Liberal Party