The Globe and Mail has run a couple very dishonest stories lately with unbelievably false headlines meant to mislead readers and both have been back-to-back columns from John Ibbitson.
The first was after NDP MP Pat Martin went on a potty-mouthed tirade, the Globe decided to blame the Conservative’s for Martin’s behaviour (see here) and you have to ask yourself why the Globe didn’t run that phony headline in their print addition?
Then today, the Globe runs this headline “Canada ready to take action on Iran if needed, says Harper“. Clearly the Globe is trying to (and succeeds if you check out the comment section) create the image that Stephen Harper is prepared to enter into an armed conflict with Iran over nuclear weaponry.
That’s a pretty huge leap and nowhere is there any evidence in this article that Harper came even close to saying anything of the sorts.
There are growing indications that Israel and/or the United States might be prepared to take pre-emptive military action to destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons-making capability. Were that to happen, this submission appears to confirm that the Harper government would offer its strong support.
But of course that bit of honesty would get in the way of this dangerous piece of selective journalism designed to conjure images of war.
h/t Norman Spector