On a day designed to honour Afghanistan veterans many in the media used the tiring and obvious gambit of running to someone they know who will give them anti-Conservative/anti-Harper quotes:
Two retired veterans have strong opinions of Friday’s National Day of Honour — and they aren’t keeping quiet about it.
“They think a f—ing parade is going to change my mind?” asked Johnston. “Not a f—ing chance.” (see here)
But to make this journalistic practise even more disgusting is when the journos don’t mention who is behind the organizations they are quoting.
For example in the Sun story, Sgt John Tescione and Capt Wayne Johnston quoted are from Wounded Warriors which is full of Liberals (see here):
Director Dan McTeague (ex-Liberal MP):
Executive Director Scott Maxwell (Ex-Liberal MP and Ontario Liberal MPP Executive Assistant):
National Patron Romeo Dallaire (Liberal Senator):
So forgive me if I suspect their outrage is generated from a partisan perspective.
Either the reporters know about these Liberals and didn’t disclose or didn’t investigate and are incompetent – their choice.
Update: Tescione responded to me on Twitter and besides being a jerk (big surprise) he says he is not associated with Wound Warriors.
Update: This is a screen shot from a CTV story dated Aug 28, 2012 which says Tescione was participating in a Wounded Warriors function: