The complete inability of being able to honestly and objectively look at themselves in a mirror is not a redeeming quality in anyone but is especially repugnant when it is so clear in someone whose job is to relay information to the public.
Instead of taking the criticism of her unbelievably ridiculous story to heart, Susan Delacourt lashes out with the above Tweet.
This is from someone who admonished her fellow journalists last month for using anonymous Liberal sources who may or may not even be Liberals:
“No other political party in Canada, I’d argue, has as many so-called partisans willing to go off the record to trash their own fortunes/leadership/mood, etc. All of us in the political reporting world have found these folks useful at various times. Here’s the three-pronged problem I’d like to see us resolve to tackle in 2011:
1. Why are they anonymous?
2. Are they really strategists?
3. Most importantly, are they really Liberals?
This third point has been nagging at me ever since one of the anonymous folks called me before Christmas, and in the process of explaining himself, let slip that he’d prefer that Harper win the next election.
That doesn’t make this person a Liberal strategist — it makes him an operative for the Conservatives.”
Here are a few more examples of her style of reporting:
– Used a non-sourced person (Don Burroughs) a couple of weeks ago as the basis of an election speculation story here.
– Getting caught pushing a pic of Harper’s UN speech crowd size out of context here
– Running Liberal MP’s father’s suicide story here
– On not reporting Liberal MP rumour here
Must be nice to live in Delacourt’s world where everyone is wrong except you.
Also: Check out Delacourt’s smarmy response to my letter of complaint here