Who needs to fact-check when you’re the Canadian Press?

dont trust the media

This CP story caught my eye the other day because I know the person it was about:

BC man sues Wal-Mart after heater starts fire, house burns down (see here)

Now CP is the largest news service in Canada with clients such as Postmedia, CBC, CTV, Global, T Star etc so when they do a story it gets massive cross-country coverage and you would think the reporters always call the person to verify right?

Except they don’t:

The former mayor and current Coldstream councilor Gyula Kiss says the media has made a mistake, and that he is not suing Walmart.

“There is nothing much I can tell you, because I did not file a lawsuit.This first thing that I heard about it is off the news.” (see here)

Is it really too much to ask?



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