You see, I’ve been looking at other media outlets and I just can’t find this story. Not anywhere.
I picked up the Globe and Mail this morning, a paper likes to think of itself as the New York Times of Canada. Surely if the state broadcaster was using tax dollars to buy porn then there would be a story in the Globe and Mail.
What about the National Post?
I looked in this allegedly conservative paper and not a word.
Now if this was a real story then surely the Toronto Star, Canada’s highest circulation paper would alert the public about this flagrant misuse of tax dollars right?
But not a word.
So clearly this isn’t a story.
Now the Star did print a front page story about us. A follow up to a story done by the Canadian Press by their reporter and CBC paid pundit Jennifer Ditchburn. While Ditchburn, who takes money from CBC and writes lots of stories about them for the unbiased CP wire service, has never found the time to file and write about access to information at the state funded broadcaster, she did file an access request on Sun Media and a citizenship ceremony.
I won’t get into all the problems with that story here, David Akin has done an able job and I’ve posted a link to the truth at Lilleyspad.ca
What does this tell us about the media though? Can you trust them? A story of taxpayer porn at the CBC doesn’t generate a single story from the press pack but a bureaucrat lying to us and making us look bad is the subject a story from every single paid up member of the press pack.
I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again you simply cannot trust the consensus media.
If you haven’t believed me on this in the past then perhaps you will today.
I’m going to give you example of the stories that drive the press pack folks, the ones who look down their noses at people that watch Sun News or read Sun papers.
But let me be clear about this. This isn’t me just jumping up to defend Sun and attack the other guys because I work here. Ask anyone that has heard on the radio airwaves across Canada for the last 10 years and I’ve been saying pretty much the same thing.
The way our media system operates you would think that there would be journalists from competing news organizations all trying to beat each other by digging up their own stories. It should work that way but it doesn’t.
Instead what we have at city halls, provincial legislatures and especially here is Ottawa is a chummy club of people who all went to the same schools, live in the same – often wealthy and mostly white neighbourhoods – and they all drink in the same bars.
That leads to a pack mentality where the dogs of the press pack all run together. You know what they say about running in a pack, if you aren’t the lead dog the view is always the same.
The press pack doesn’t like anyone going away from the pack and will try to circle around like sheep dogs trying to herd you back in.
I’ve never run with this pack and I never will.
Just think about this for a minute, these are the people that have spent the last few weeks scaring seniors that their pensions are being cut despite not a shred of evidence. They have obsessed over how the long form census will be conducted as if that were the end of the world but remained silent as the federal government arbitrarily reclassifies firearms and seizes private property without compensation.
The press pack went ballistic when Conservative Senator Pierre Boisvenu suggested he’s okay with killers like Olson and Bernardo having ropes in their cells to hang themselves but they haven’t jumped up and down over NDP MPs saying they are okay with the death penalty coming back if that’s what they people in their ridings want.
These people in the press pack have an agenda and it is a clear and open one. They are big government statists who think, despite covering government failure after government failure that the answer to every problem is more government.
The press pack isn’t on your side, you can’t trust them and you really shouldn’t listen to them.
And that’s the Byline.