You don’t run across unethical journalistic admissions everyday like this one from Lawrence Martin:
In late September I got a call from a senior Liberal and long-time Carney friend. He came straight to the point. The party needed Carney and he wanted me to write a column boosting his leadership prospects.
But had he been talking to Carney? Did he have his okay to pursue this? Yes, he said. He did.
In late September I wrote a piece for iPolitics at the very end of which I raised, in a couple of paragraphs, the Carney possibility and the points the caller made. (see here)
Not only does Martin admit to being a shill for a Liberal leadership wannabee, this puts the lie to Mark Carney was not actively seeking the job.
Also: See this article from Sun News’ David Akin about Carney popping in for a beer at a Christmas gathering of Ottawa Press members here
Also: See earlier post on how Carney is friends with Macleans’ Paul Wells and the National Post’s John Ivison here