Here is a classic example of reporters making up the news.
Don Martin, National Post
Published: Saturday, November 17, 2007
Brian Mulroney huddled with wife Mila and a few faithful in a hotel suite on Thursday evening. When the dinner bell rang, the former prime minister shook hands with his "true friends" before heading for his first Quebec appearance as a Conservative outcast.
Please! "huddled", "few faithful", "true friends" "outcast", this is reporting? More like juvenile story telling. But there's more:
The only Conservative of any parliamentary stripe recognized from the podium was former party bagman Senator David Angus. When Mulroney loyalists tried without success to cajole a few words of praise from him for the record, he looked like he'd been confronted by a drill-armed dentist with a pain fetish.
Even Grits seemed squeamish about getting caught in the same physical space as Mr. Mulroney. Former Liberal Cabinet minister Martin Cauchon ran for the washroom at the sight of a reporter waving a notebook in the air.
So, now we get, "bagman", "loyalists", "cajole", "drill-armed", and "fetish". Oh, I forgot, the one Liberal mentioned gets to be "squeamish". Wait there's more:
That's undoubtedly the queasy optic that convinced Mr. Harper to put a barge pole between his Cabinet and the former prime minister, even though the allegations come from a story-changing, probable deportee sitting in a Toronto jail.
In only one sentence we get, "queasy" (goes nicely with squeamish), "barge pole", and "allegations". Shall we continue?
But Stephen Harper's no-talk, no-touch has infuriated Mr. Mulroney, who believes he has been betrayed and found guilty despite the expected presumption of innocence.
Okay, this whole sentence is the writers opinion, you notice, he is NOT quoting Mulroney, he's making this up! Oh, wait, there's more:
Oops In a column on Tuesday I wrongly wrote that Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon said Mr. Mulroney should have been the subject of an inquiry during Jean Chretien's term of office. Mr. Cannon only said questions on the Mulroney legal settlement should be directed at Mr. Chretien, not Mr. Harper.
I think this is a true picture of this writers motivation, he fits in real well on CBC's Politics, watch Fridays segment starting at around 44 if you doubt my word. This guy wrote a story, WITHOUT checking his source??? Nice, and all he can say is "Oops"? All this garbage was spewed (see I can do it too)in one story, from one supposedly unbiased reporter.
Bet you can all find examples like this "story", Key members of Progressive Canadians to join federal Liberals
GLORIA GALLOWAY What, is her high ranking Liberal husband writing her stories for her now, or did she get this from the Liberal site?
Media, making up the news, not reporting it. Who would have guessed. By the way, try to find one single good story about the Conservatives, or the Prime Minister this week, I dare you! Okay, make it this month. Thought so!