Dare to question a reporter’s professionalism, get told to “go fuck yourself”

Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau was in Whitehorse on Friday and his local media fans were out in full-force gushing breathlessly over him, the one who stuck-out most to me was Jackie Hong from the Yukon News:

Besides this tweet, Hong’s entire Twitter account was a Trudeau squeal-fest so I asked her editor Chris Windeyer this question:

Which Windeyer replied unprofessionally with dripping snark that it wasn’t. Then after a couple back-and-forth tweets he sent me this gem:

And emboldened by her editor, Hong posted this drive-by smear:

This is the viciousness in the people who make-up the vast majority of the Canadian media nowadays and it takes very little prodding to expose.

 

 

 

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Macleans columnist Scott Gilmore equates flag-burning Antifa to Allied troops in WWII

Scott Gilmore leads a discussion before dinner at Cafe Chianti in Halifax, N.S. on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photograph by Darren Calabrese)

It’s been 3 days since Macleans columnist Scott Gilmore posted this on Twitter:

No one in their right mind would consider saying these violent anarchists

are the same as our troops who stormed the beaches at Normandy yet here we have a national magazine’s columnist stating it and not a single word of condemnation from any other media member. Not a peep.

And for those unaware, Gilmore is not just a columnist, he is also married to Trudeau cabinet minister Catherine McKenna (see here)

thus making him completely untouchable and fully insulated from all criticism no matter how vile he is.

 

Globe quietly changes negative headline on story about Trudeau’s top adviser Gerald Butts

There isn’t a better example of a newspaper protecting the Liberals than this from the Globe and Mail.

A story that originally ran in the New Yorker included this about Trudeau’s top adviser Gerald Butts being good friends with Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon:

Bannon has become friends with Gerald Butts, a longtime political adviser to the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. They met in New York during the transition and now talk regularly. Bannon sees Butts as a sort of left-wing version of himself. (see here)

Well, that sent shock waves through the Ottawa media circles as Bannon has been portrayed basically as a Nazi by them with multiple stories being run (see here, here, here, here), the most scathing being an op-ed from the Globe and Mail’s Adam Radwanski:

It becomes harder every day to be seen as friends of this administration without some guilt by association. (see here)

Because to the media, it’s one thing to hold your nose while dealing with these vile Trump people but quite another to be friends with them!!

And the Globe headline writer echoed the column’s sentiment, loudly:

But then a funny thing happened to that original headline, it was replaced by this one:

That pretty much changes the tone 180 degrees and doesn’t represent the column at all.

Now, did the Globe and Mail get a phone call from the Liberals telling them to change it or did a complicit, Liberal-friendly editor get it done without being told?

Be nice if a few of you would file complaints with the Globe’s public editor Sylvia Stead (see here) to find out, I’d do it but she doesn’t really care to hear from me:

 

 

CBC admits wrong to omit mentioning Scott Gilmore married to Liberal minister

Below is the response from CBC Executive Producer Kathleen Goldhar to my complaint filed (see here) with the CBC Ombudsman:

Dear Dean Skoreyko:

I am writing to you in response to the April 26 complaint you sent to our Ombudsman concerning a story broadcast on the March 31 edition of The Current. Please accept my apologies for the delay.

You wrote that we should have been more transparent in identifying one of the participants in the story that morning, and I agree I think we should have.

In an edition that hit the streets a couple of days earlier, Maclean’s magazine columnist and self-proclaimed Conservative Party member, Scott Gilmore had written a ringing manifesto for the creation of a new kind of party for conservatives disenchanted with the current direction of the CPC (“Confessions of a self-loathing Tory”)

The column appeared on March 29 and a couple of days later we invited Mr. Gilmour on the program to talk about why he felt the 14-year-old party had failed him and conservatives like him. To join the conversation, we also invited Alise Mills, a conservative political analyst in Vancouver, who feels the issue is a far more complex one than the column suggests, and Colby Badhwar, a Conservative Party member and youth organizer, who argued that a better option would be a grassroots effort to change the party rather than again splitting the right. It was an interesting conversation, insightful in many respects, and entirely focussed on the Conservative Party and conservative movement in Canada.

As you noted, Mr. Gilmore is married to Catherine Mckenna, the Liberal government’s Minister of the Environment. We knew that. (And, no, the relationship was not “intentionally hidden”, as you suggest.) We discussed whether we should include it in the story, but in the long run, in view of the story’s focus, decided it wasn’t especially relevant.

That was our decision, but in retrospect, I think we should have included the information and left it up to our listeners to decide its relevance. We have now added that information to the story on the program’s web page.

Thank you again for your email. I hope my reply has reassured you of the continuing integrity of our program and our news service.

Sincerely,
Kathleen Goldhar
Executive Producer
The Current

Cc. Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman

Trudeau’s dad used political connections to make drug charge “go away” for brother Michel

In attempt to make a personal connection with his pro-weed audience during a Vice town hall, Liberal PM Justin Trudeau told a story of his brother Michel getting busted for possession:

“When he got back home to Montreal, my dad said, ‘OK, don’t worry about it.’ He reached out to his friends in the legal community, got the best possible lawyer and was very confident that he was going to be able to make those charges go away,” Trudeau said.    

“We were able to do that because we had resources, my dad had a couple of connections, and we were confident that my little brother wasn’t going to be saddled with a criminal record for life.” (see here)

Let that sink in for a second, Trudeau is admitting that his father used his political connections to influence the police and the courts.

How many other criminal charges did Trudeau’s father make “go away” for friends, cronies and family?

And Trudeau obviously doesn’t see any problem with the rule of law being applied differently so ask yourself how many times has he himself done the same thing as Prime Minister?

We know as fact Trudeau has broken the law at least twice as a Member of Parliament. Once admitting to smoking weed and once for flying in a private helicopter. What else?

 

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