Media thinks family dirt is fair game when attacking Con candidate

I’m trying to figure out if it’s a media hate-on for Conservative candidate Wai Young or a love-fest for Liberal Ujall Dosanjh? More likely it’s a combination of both.

How else do you explain such despicable reporting of family matters like Michael Smith of the The Province did in his column (see here) today? For the life of me, I can’t see how it is ethical for a journalist to use quotes to damage Young from estranged family members who are suing her over their dead father’s estate.

“Since our sister Wai Young began campaigning as a candidate in the upcoming federal election, we have been asked why we have not been present at events or showing support for her in other ways,” Siu said in a statement.

“It is with a heavy heart that we would like to simply state that none of us will vote for Wai Young and do not wish to be involved with her.”

It’s bad enough for Smyth to drag this into the gutter with this family angle but he goes further by getting a vile quote from Dosanjh:

“compromise her principles enough” to associate with Air India suspect Malik, “and yet she does not have the ability to reconcile with her own family.”

Of course Smyth doesn’t bother including that, as reported in the Vancouver Sun, Malik is endorsing 2 of Dosanjh’s Liberal colleagues:

“Malik also told the Sher-E-Punjab host that his group is supporting Liberal candidates in Surrey: Sukh Dhaliwal for Newton-North Delta, and Shinder Purewal in Surrey North.”

Seriously, what is next? Is it OK now to get quotes from ex-wives and husbands during a child custody case and publish disputed divorce court documents?

I love how the media demand that politicians raise the level of debate and don’t get me started on the whining about having more female candidates running.

Who would be willing to put their name forward if this is what is to be expected?

Note: Picture above is of Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, NDP MLA Mable Elmore and Malik at the same school Young was at. For a run-down on how the differently the media have treated Robertson and Young on this see here

Also: The CBC has also jumped into the muck with Smyth here

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13 Responses to “Media thinks family dirt is fair game when attacking Con candidate”

  1. skuleman Says:

    Oh no! Paul Bernardo and Robert Picton have endorsed Michael Ignatieff and Dosanjh. Woe is me, the liberals are consorting with known murderers.

    Let’s face it. Anyone can endorse a candidate. If, when apprised of the endorser’s bona fide’s the candidate rejects the endorsement, that should be the end of it.

    FWIW – given their stand on law and order I wouldn’t be surprised if Picton and Bernardo did endorse the libs 🙂

    • Voice Says:

      law and order? Skuleman… you’d thought that being a lawyer and having sons who are lawyers Ujjal would have thought twice being making blatant accusations, eh? Innocent until proven guilty – isn’t that what we embrace as Canadians? Sigh. To think we paid Ujjal his salary all these years…. as a BC Canadian… woe is me indeed!

  2. Jen Says:

    NDP Libby Davies supports HAMAS. And the coalition of medias says nothing.
    Another thing, I notice that Layton is promoting ‘FRENCH’ to all businesses in Quebec and probably to the ROC.
    Yet Taber, Oliver FIFE ETC do not speak French furthermore Layton today answered his questions to a quebec reporter in FFrench but does not bother to translate it into English. Nor does he translate his answers from English to French for every question asked.

  3. Alain Says:

    It would indeed be difficult to stoop any lower, especially since it is not difficult to find much more damaging quotes from Dosanjh himself.

  4. Liz J Says:

    Hopefully this is the last stand for Dosanjh, surely he won’t get reelected.

  5. L Says:

    Dosanjh is running a very dirty campaign. I hope voters there get it. I think they do, as the riding has lots of immigrants, but many are not new Canadians – many came in the 1980s, so they can see through all of the dirty tricks. His complaint to Elections Canada is his election overturn ticket, though; he is a lawyer, so can spot a potential problem for his adversary.

  6. Mary T Says:

    If family dirt is fair game, I want all the details of Pat Martin’s divorce. Is that why he has such a hate on for women, maybe his wife was a conservative. I read he lost his BC property to his wife. Poor guy, had to have a written apology to a lady at his rally, and I think he had to publish it.
    Do they have kids.

  7. J Says:

    Wai Young appeared in the media. Her mom was with her on Chinese radio, sobbing and saying that she almost wanted to commit suicide because she raised five children who turned against her (part of the court cases). Wai was the only one who supported the mother.

    Looks like this is going to backfire on Dosanjh.

  8. Alain Says:

    I hope it backfires big time on Dosanjh, for never shall I forget how he screamed that our troops were war criminals for simply doing what they had been sent to do by his own party who were in charge at the time. Furthermore and the most important thing is that the man with whom Wai Young is accused of associating was not found guilty. Oh, but I do forget how in the leftist world the accused is always automatically considered guilty. This is how the HRCs function and they are a gift from the Liberal left.

  9. Ontario Girl Says:

    Check out the 10 minute mark…reporter asks Iggy about Malik supporting TWO LIBERALS(Not on THE NATIONAL when its Liberals)

    http://www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&pagetype=vod&hl=e&clipID=5511

  10. Voice Says:

    Here’s some family dirt on Ujjal…

    Aseem Dosanjh has no regard for police officers despite the fact that his father’s a lawyer and he himself is a lawyer. No one’s brought this back to public attention… hmm… I wonder why… oh wait – the BC media is biased!

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2000/05/05/bc_aseem000505.html
    http://www.ducharmefox.com/patducharme_about_sonacquit.aspx

    Please take a stance against the mud slinging coming from Ujjal – we certainly do: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_149960025070502

  11. Voice Says:

    This news clip is in Chinese, but it does show how the family is doing after all the mud flung at them.


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