At least we now know why the Canadian media had refused to delve into Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney’s “eco-warrior” wife same as the British press did (see here) – it turns out Carney is best buds with some of our media ‘elite’.
I had originally missed the real meaning of this line from the National Post’s John Ivison’s glowing and extremely political column on Carney:
It would have looked like he was quitting, and anyone who has faced Mr. Carney across a tennis net knows he is no quitter (see here)
Until I read this tweet by Norman Spector this morning:
! “He’s one of the guys,” said John Ivison who plays tennis with [Mark Carney] on Sunday mornings
And included from Spector, was a link to a British pay-wall protected article (see here)
This is a very serious breach of journalism ethics in my book and shows just how the Ottawa Press pick-and-choose who and what they will report depending on personal relationships.
We also now know why the National Post journo ‘elites’ have been pushing Bob Rae so hard while having cosy dinners with him (see here)
Ivison – “He [Carney] was deadly serious about moving into politics and would have done so had Bob Rae stayed on as Liberal leader”
Think about what that says – this is evidence that the media is actively manipulating who they want to be Prime Minister by contriving media coverage.
Update: I have just confirmed that this tweet from Spector is about Macleans’ Paul Wells
! Mr Wells noted that his friend [Mark Carney] “has on occasion been ahead of the Government on economic policy