There’s a few noticeable things to pick up from Bob Hepburn latest column – first being he is obviously in full panic-mode about Trudeau’s ability to beat Harper this fall when responding to a Liberal operative:
“How do you think we’re doing?” the veteran Liberal party campaign organizer asked as we sat a few days ago in a quiet backroom at a non-political conference.
My hesitation, though, was due to my understanding that many long-time Liberals, those people who stuck with the party through the Martin-Dion-Ignatieff years, are growing increasingly uneasy with Trudeau. (see here)
Safely bet these “long-time Liberals” Hepburn is referring to are the management of the Toronto Star as Hepburn is the Star’s official spokesman but what also jumped out at me was Hepburn admitting he was chatting with a Liberal player yet refusing to name him/her.
Anyone else curious what Hepburn and this “Liberal campaign organizer” were doing hanging out in a “backroom at a non-political conference”? How many meetings does the Star’s official spokesman have with Liberal campaign organizers where he’s giving them political advice?
The Media Party whine about government openness yet hide their dirty dealings with political organizers and insiders.
Adding to the unethicalness of this column is Conservative Senator Linda Frum catching Hepburn spouting incorrect figures on Canada’s incarceration rate:
This is not the first time Hepburn has been caught making up things (see here) and as his and the Star’s panic worsens, it won’t be the last.