Not only has the Media Party’s cone-of-silence descended here in BC over Christy Clark hiring Dalton McGuinty staffer Laura Miller as the Liberal’s executive director and defending her refusal to be interviewed by the Ontario Police, some are actively running defence.
In the week since this broke, there have been just 3 BC media organizations that have posted stories on the BC Liberal connection to the Ontario Liberal’s having government computer hard drives wiped clean.
1) The Tyee (see here)
2) Vancouver 24Hours (see here)
3) Vancouver Sun (see here). You’ll notice this story was from Ottawa-based Peter O’Neil
Then there are Liberal water carriers like Global’s top BC political journo Keith Baldrey trying to ensure no reporter runs any more stories by spreading this blatantly misleading theme:
Laura Miller did speak to the OPP last September but as testimony today verifies, has refused to do so since:
But maybe worse of all was the Globe and Mail editing out in its BC edition the portion of the story that mentioned Christy Clark:
And for anyone trying to say they have had no opportunity to ask Clark, here’s the Victoria-based media scrumming Clark yesterday:
From reading their Twitter time-lines, not one question about Miller.
Maybe all this is just me wearing my conspiratorial tin-foil hat again and there is no such thing as a Media Party actively shaping what the public gets to learn through them about politics. Right?
Update: The Globe has finally ran a small piece on it (see here)