The Ottawa Citizen ran this bio on an op-ed by David Sachs titled “Stephen Harper puts Conservatives in a bind”:
David Sachs is a Conservative communications consultant who has worked for cabinet ministers Lawrence Cannon and Peter Kent. He is a board member of the Pontiac Conservative Riding Association in Quebec. (see here)
I’d never heard of the guy but that doesn’t mean much so I Googled him and didn’t find really anything at all so just chalked it up to a disgruntled ex-employee until I saw a series of tweets from Conservative MP Peter Kent denying Sachs had ever “worked for” him:
Someone volunteering for a campaign is a far cry from working for them as a minister. Notice both the Citizen’s Twitter account and editor Andrew Potter admit this was untrue yet refuse to retract and apologise.
More unethical journalism on display from the Media Party trying to damage the Conservatives – this time intentionally torquing someone’s credentials to give them more credence to the readers
Also: See earlier post on Ezra Levant catching Potter telling tall tales when he worked at Macleans here
Update: Potter now calls Kent a liar