26 August 2012

That evil, lawbreaking Stephen Harp...

...wait a minute...
who's the real robocallers

The Liberal riding association in Guelph has been issued a $4,900 penalty by the federal broadcast regulator for sending out unsolicited robo-calls during the 2011 election campaign.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced the finding and penalty Friday.

It describes its notice of violation as being against the Guelph Federal Liberal Association on behalf of Frank Valeriote, who was the Liberal candidate who won the election and is currently an MP.
Oh... my... gawd... stand by for weeks of outraged media coverage as we get an actual conviction on the opposition's robo-calling accusations.

Wait a minute... it's a Liberal MP. I'm guessing it doesn't even make the television news cycle once.

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RELATED: Ask a "professional" journalist

evil and secretiveHmmm... Amanda Lang, Amanda Lang... that sounds so familiar...
"Some changes, such as anchor Amanda Lang’s clear glass desk with view of her legs, surprised industry watchers."
Yup... she's a pro alright.

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LAST WORD: The party of Jack...
The Star obtained internal party documents showing the federal NDP returned a total of $344,468 — including GST — in advertising revenues from eight unions and seven other organizations, received at three separate policy conventions. The funds were returned in April and May.
Apparently, some rules are more important than others.


3 comments:

robins111 said...

I particularly enjoy watching the libs doing the yah buts, when I discuss this nonsense. Its almost magical the way they try to deflect the responsibility. It makes family get together's an interesting event.

Sean M said...

Cue the media's collective silence... crickets... bloody corrupt scumbags, everyone of them.

Thucydides said...

Yes, the Liberals have been cought and convicted of dirty dealings, prepare for the sound of crickets...

Why not as the CBC Ombudsman why this story isn't getting equal billing? While there might not be any on air apologies, the arrival of large numbers of complaints to the Ombudsman's office should be quite unsettling for the CBC. Make them uncomfortable:

http://www.cbc.ca/ombudsman/contact.html