There are many Canadian journos who should be either penning a full retraction and apology or their resignation letters for their attacks yesterday (see here) over the Conservative government downgrading the humpback whale status.
The most egregious that I saw was the Globe and Mail editorial which flat-out stated the Conservatives were putting whales in jeopardy so they could push oil tanker traffic:
But if Ottawa approves the pipeline, it must still persuade Canadians that the highest environmental standards have been met. On that count, the Harper government’s recent decision to downgrade the protection of humpback whales off the B.C. coast ranks as an epic fail. (see here)
The problem for the Globe editor and many, many other journos along with other anti-Conservatives is that this decision was based on science:
A member of the federal advisory committee on endangered species said Tuesday that good news, not bad, lies behind the Harper government decision to reduce protection of the North Pacific humpback whale. (see here)
First Trudeau’s middle-class lie falls apart (see here) and now this – rough week for the Media Party already and it’s only Wednesday.