A couple weeks ago I got Canadian Press to address their reporter Michael MacDonald’s omission about his story’s source being a Liberal candidate (see here) so I’ll be looking forward to their response to these two stories from today.
The first is from Dean Beeby who writes on a petition from Lefty university academics whining about the CRA audit of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
One of the group’s organizers, economist Mario Seccareccia at the University of Ottawa, says the letter tapped into enormous frustration with the Conservative government’s hostility toward academic research. (see here)
Beeby omits mentioning Seccareccia is not without a conflict of interest on this:
The second is from Murray Brewster who uses a well-known anti-Conservative, Errol Mendes for his story’s source:
“What I think is starting to happen now is the realization that they can basically shut down any democratic debate to anything that could be embarrassing to the government,” said Errol Mendes, a constitutional expert at the University of Ottawa.
“That is the way an authoritarian government behaves. (see here)
Besides being a rabid Harper-hater, Brewster omits mentioning Mendes is a Liberal Party donor and was a Paul Martin adviser (see here)
So, will CP correct or sweep under the carpet?