The Sixth Estate, Dawg's Blog, Lorne at PAID and Dammit Janet (twice) have flagged this. If it's true, it just underlines what many of us have been saying about the Harper Regime's aggressively totalitarian character.
Really, doesn't the prospect of large media organizations engaging in self-censorship raise a few red flags? Isn't anyone just a little disturbed at the prospect of instant rewriting of history?
Here's a screen grab of the story Sixth Estate refers to. It's Harper crowing about pork and patronage, just the kind of thing he'd be condemning lustily were the Liberals doing it. Just in case. (Click to view at full size.)
Makes you wonder what's going on behind the scenes, doesn't it? Who's making the phone calls? Who's taking them? What's the payoff, real or intimated? Who's zoomin' who?
(Big h/t to Dr. Dawg for the phrase "white-feather journalism.")