Here’s what Susan Delacourt has to say about why the Toronto Star didn’t report on a rumour that Liberal MP Bob Rae was resigning:
“A couple of days ago, we heard a rumour at the Star that Bob Rae was going to be appointed as ambassador to Israel. Being old-fashioned types, we decided to check before publishing.
Here’s Rae’s response: “Completely, utterly, and totally ridiculous. False, a lie, and a calumny. ”
So we didn’t write a story about it.
The end.” (see here)
Check out the different set of standards the Toronto Star used when they reported on the rumour of Conservative minister Peter MacKay resigning here.
Ummm… Susan, what do you have to say now?