BC journo admits he and other reporters attended disgraced Liberal Ken Boessenkool golf tourney

The fall-out is really just starting after Christy Clark’s Chief of Staff Ken Boessenkool’s resignation yesterday (see here) as Clark’s story is falling apart and the tight relationship between the Liberals and their media lap dogs gets more exposure.

Clark’s time-line and answers on why it took 2 weeks for her to fire Boessenkool are now being openly shredded (see here). It was obvious she was lying yesterday and only a matter of time for her story to fall apart.

The other bombshell yet to fully go off is potentially the media’s involvement in  covering up this ‘incident’.

It is well known that many of the BC journo big-wigs are regular Liberal 4-some members so I started asking around how many were in attendance at this golf tourney and logically, how many were at the bar afterwards and at least one is coming ‘clean’.

The Times Colonist’s Les Leyne discloses that this tournament was a regular stop on the BC Media Tour and that he himself was in Boessenkool’s group drinking beers but says he went straight home after:

Just So You Know: Full disclosure: With various other reporters, I paid the entry fee and played in the golf event at Metchosin Golf Club. It’s been a fixture on the political calendar for years. Boessenkool was in my group and we played an unremarkable round – which included a few beers – then I went home after dinner. (see here)

Will all other BC media members who were at Boessenkool’s golf tourney be now stepping forward?

Were there any of these same BC media in that Victoria bar hanging out with Boessenkool when the ‘incident’ happened?

Love to hear from the BC media organizations on how having their Victoria correspondents drinking beers on golf courses with Liberal insiders does anything but taint them and put them in a conflict of interest.

Update: Apparently a segment on Sun News airing at noon today will shed some more light on this scandal

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3 Responses to “BC journo admits he and other reporters attended disgraced Liberal Ken Boessenkool golf tourney”

  1. dmorris Says:

    When newspapers were first started up in Western Canada,over 100 years ago, they were started as the house organ of either the Liberal or Conservative Party,and were unashamedly partisan. In Manitoba,If I remember correctly,the Winnipeg Free Press was Liberal and the Tribune was Conservative. I delivered the Tribune.,for six days a week, was paid one cent per customer for a grand total wage of about 30 cents a week.

    At age ten,I was one of the youngest of the ” downtrodden workers exploited by capitalist tyrants”. But I digress.

    Somewhere along the line, Papers and other media decided to present themselves as “unbiased”,and THAT is where the trouble started.

    CTV,Global,CBC, all should announce their political biases at the start of every News program or political talk show,”the CTV News,with Kevin Newman,will now present the views of the Liberals of Canada”, or whomever they support.

    I don’t mind a person or organization having a bias,we all do. What pisses me off is when they claim the program we are about to watch is fair and unbiased, then attacks the other side constantly,like the unbiased CBC.

    btw, doesn’t Christy have a lovely,BIG smile!

  2. frances Says:

    Not all newspapers started as political party house organs. Think “Calgary Eye Opener”. Also, small town papers could be and often were fairly independent. Alas, it’s the media with “national” aspirations that are going so partisan (albeit covertly) these days. The exception seems to be the Sun group, which has no hesitation in calling out the Conservatives as well as the other parties. Would that the Globe, Star, etc., would be as willing to call out the Liberals, NDP, Greens, etc., as they are to slag the Conservatives.

  3. Christy Clark caught covering up alleged sexual assault by her chief of staff « BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all… Says:

    […] I only say it was an “alleged sexual assault” in that BC Liberal premier Christy Clark’s chief of staff Ken Boessenkool has admitted to and resigned after one Global reporter started sniffing out his “incident of concern” (see here) which occurred in a bar after a Liberal golf tourney drunk-fest attended by many BC journos (see here). […]


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