It’s been two days now since the Guelph Mercury broke the story that Elections Canada’s lead robocall investigator
Matthew McBain Al Mathews fabricated a quote by Conservative campaign worker Michael Sona (see here) yet not a single mention of this has been reported anywhere except by the Mercury.
As noted by the Mercury Editorial today, this deafening silence speaks volumes:
It’s to Elections Canada’s credit that it corrected the public record on this point. It’s incredibly unfortunate for Sona that it did so in such a muted manner.
It’s also unfortunate and unjust for Sona that the individuals and organizations who made so much ado over the incorrect Elections Canada information haven’t been as diligent in prominently noting that a seemingly damning piece of evidence against Sona was incorrect. (see here)
Postmedia’s robocall super-sleuths did blame Elections Canada yesterday but only for not trying hard enough to catch ‘Pierre Poutine’ (see here).
Funny that huh?
Update: McGregor blames Sun News “who served up a potential villain” on his blog (see here)
Notice also that McGregor mentions that the Ottawa Citizen was has been aware of Mathew’s fabrication for weeks now:
our paper obtained on August 10, Mathews offered a substantively different description of his interview with McBain