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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Saskboy and Jymn rub The Globe's nose in #RoboCon | #cdnpoli

RoboCon: Journalism Failure at the Globe – UPDATED | Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff:

"And what’s the reason that John Ibbitson, a professional journalist for a national newspaper, treats Giorno with so much respect and kid-gloves that he talks him up as some sort of non-lying politician, while a nobody blogger in Regina has quickly demonstrated the exact opposite, using evidence?

And in closing:

They should know by now that breaking the rules can land a party in a world of hurt, no matter who did it, or why.

Yes, they might get another $52,000 fine for overspending by $1.3M on a campaign that wins them the Prime Minister’s Office. Ouuuch."

'via Blog this'

See also: John Ibbitson shames himself in the Conservative daily Globe & Mail, but if you've got delicate digestion, you might not want to look directly at the screen.

It bears repeating: sometimes the blogosphere, for all its tripwires and potholes, shows up the corporate media despite the imbalance in reach and resources. Antonia Zerbisias, bless her, is way out in front in acknowledging that.

Update: At PAID, Lorne weighs in as well.

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  1. Thanks for mention, OB. If you really want sick, go read Wente's take. Talk about ivory towers and a dismissive view of Canadians. The Globe is sinking under the weight of its Conservative pandering.

  2. Thanks for the link. I unfortunately have to temper my argument, since Giorno's lie isn't as cut and dried as I thought, but it's still there because he misrepresented Sona's connection and significance in the Guelph/National campaigns, as we know from Guelph Mercury emails released.

    So while Sona wasn't technically a paid CPC staffer, he was a paid CPC Minister staffer and also a "local volunteer" for the Guelph campaign.

  3. http://t.co/O9OrdNxB Call Elections Canada to ask why they didn't request CIMS audit logs to find Poutine, yet.