National Post’s Coyne just learns today Ontario banned vouching in 2003

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After many columns (see here) and endless ranting on Twitter on how the Conservatives are setting themselves up to steal the next election under the guise of the new Fair Election Act, the walking ego that is the National Post’s Andrew Coyne gets schooled by another reporter about Ontario ID laws:

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Ouch!

Better late than never I guess – looking forward to Coyne retracing all his columns and online comments and correcting them.

Update: Posted by Sun’s Ezra Levant

Andrew Coyne was against vouching before he was for it

 

CTV’s Don Martin uses Jim Flaherty’s death to attack Harper

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You really have to wonder about the mental state of a journalist who can’t understand how disgusting it is to use the death of a political ally and friend as a weapon like CTV’s Don Martin did with Jim Flaherty against Stephen Harper:

It would be fitting if the death of Jim Flaherty yesterday served as an inspiration for Stephen Harper’s government.

That somehow the former finance minister’s spirit of policy pragmatism and gentle partisanship infused the Conservatives with a drive to fix real problems; that it would stop frittering away its majority on election laws which aren’t broken; that it would cease belittling all who object as unworthy interveners.

It won’t.

It would be equally helpful if, the day before Mr. Flaherty died, the Prime Minister had seen dozens of his own MPs and ministers wildly applauding former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s clarion cry for better leadership on big ideas.

He didn’t. (see here)

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Martin should be ashamed of himself.

He isn’t

Alberta minister threatens radio station over poll posted online

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Edmonton radio station 630 CHED ran the below “rape” poll yesterday before quickly pulling it and apologizing:

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Regardless of how vulgar, in poor taste and absolutely wrong it was for them to, it does not excuse the PC’s Minister of Labour Thomas Lukaszuk from threatening to pull government advertising:

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It is unconscionable for a minister of the crown to censor media through advertising blackmail.

And tell me this is the first time Lukaszuk has intimidated a news organization.

Global News contributor’s vile comments on the death of Jim Flaherty

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The viciousness of the rabid Left was on full display yesterday with the passing of ex-Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, hi-lited by ghouls such as Karen Geier:

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And when called-out for it, Geier doubled-down as this sampling of tweets show:

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Normally I don’t put much effort in outing the average Lefty lunatic on Twitter as you would spend all day wasting your time and reacting to them is exactly what they love but Geier isn’t your average Lefty psycho.

Geier is a contributor at Huffington Post:

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And Global News:

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I’ll be filing complaints with both media organizations and will update their responses.

Update: Global/Shaw Media has responded to my complaint:

I would like to bring to your attention a series of vile tweets your contributor Karen Geier made about Jim Flaherty, conservatives and residents of Western Canada (see attached).

My hope in sending these to you is that Global/Shaw will disassociate from Geier and make it plain that there is no place for this kind of discourse within your organization.

I await your response.

Regards

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Dear Mr. Skoreyko,

Thank you for providing your feedback about Global News contributor, Karen Geier.

Global News accepts contributor material with a clear understanding that they are writing based only on their area of expertise. Contributors are vetted carefully for their expertise, focus and writing ability. They are not professional journalists, nor are they compensated for the content they provide. Nonetheless, we maintain that we are responsible for everything that we publish or broadcast. By posting articles from contributors we are associating them with Global News, an organization of professional journalists with a reputation for fairness and balance. Your comments will be shared with senior news managers who will decide appropriate action in this circumstance. Rest assured we believe in accountability, online and on-air.

Thank you again for your email.

Regards,

Sheila

Sheila Frise, Corporate Communications Coordinator

Shaw Media

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Update: Full marks to Global/Shaw management for doing the right thing:

Hi Dean,

Karen Geier is no longer a Globalnews.ca contributor.
Thanks again for emailing us.
Troy

Troy Reeb
Senior VP, Global News and Station Operations Shaw Media

NDP MP accused of being dishonest about two Conservative MPs

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NDP MP Dan Harris’ stories about two Conservative MPs are quickly falling apart.

Harris first said this about Conservative Ed Fast:

Rising on a point of order after a particularly rancorous question period, New Democrat MP Dan Harris claimed that International Trade Minister Ed Fast had directed what he described as “an inappropriate gesture, a gun, while saying ‘Boom’,” in Ashton’s direction.

Which Fast denies:

Fast, however, categorically denied the chargeĀ and told the House that Harris “is making that up.”

“It’s completely false. I made no such gesture, I said no such words. I’m surrounded by my colleagues here, and none of them saw me make that gesture or make that kind of comment,” he averred, demandingĀ that Harris himself apologize “for misleading the House. (see here)

And Harris said this about Conservative MP Ron Cannan:

“(Cannan was) yelling at me and he had to be physically restrained from coming at me . . . He was challenging me to come outside. That kind of behaviour has no place in Parliament,” Harris told reporters.

Which Cannan also denies:

But in an email to The Daily Courier, Cannan indicated he simply suggested to Harris that if he believed a gun-like gesture was made, he should repeat those inflammatory allegations outside the House of Common. (see here)

Would anyone be surprised Harris is making up these tales?

 

 

 

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