If you want to see the perfect example of how due to their bias, the Ottawa Press Gallery are ignorant on the subjects they pretend to know about, the Twitter exchange between Norman Spector and CP’s Bruce Cheadle is the one to look at.
For a bit of background, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney’s wife has been taking a beating in the British press since Carney announced his acceptance as the new Bank of England’s governor for her complete hypocrisy of living the high-life while being a bank-hating “eco-warrior” (see here)
Spector and others (like myself) have wondered why the Canadian media never reported this:
Spector – it took the Telegraph about 3 hours 2 write the story on Mark Carney no 1 in the Parliamentary press gallery wd write
Canadian Press’ Ottawa Bureau Bruce Cheadle responded:
Cheadle – Are you trying to say press gallery should be writing about the spouses of our elected leaders, officials?
Spector – You mean like Peter McKay’s?
Cheadle – You mean the very public rights advocate?
Spector – Yes, and the author of this piece (see here)
And of course Cheadle has since refused to respond.
Note Take a look at the banner ad above the Diane Carney screen shot I posted from her column in iPolitics
Update: A pattern seems to be emerging of the Ottawa Press Gallery reporting on certain people only after another country’s media has done so first: