We knew the Canadian Senate was rotten but now we have proof Canada’s media is just as ethically decayed.
During the Mike Duffy trial it was exposed Press Gallery member Mark Bourrie had been paid by Duffy to look for people harassing him online (see here) and now we find out Montreal Gazette’s L. Ian MacDonald received $7,000 to write a single speech for him:
You’ll notice National Post’s Tristin Hopper omits mentioning MacDonald writes a political column for his sister Postmedia newspaper (see here).
I’ve asked Hopper to explain why he didn’t include that information and also asked MacDonald if he disclosed taking $7,000 from Duffy to Postmedia but I’m not holding my breath.
Makes you wonder how many Media Party members took money from Duffy and are hoping it doesn’t come to light same as Bourrie and MacDonald.