Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Postmedia's credibility cover up
I was going to bite my tongue and let this one slide but once again curiosity killed the cat. Lately the local newspapers have been running a full page ad over top the front page of the paper. The other day the Vancouver Province ran a full page ad before the papers front page which was a letter from the Editor in Chief of the Vancouver Sun and the Vancouver Province Harold Munro.
The letter was a declaration of how the Vancouver Province is committed to telling the truth and speaking out for the vulnerable while they champion the underdog and stand up to those in authority who can make it right. "That has always been our promise to you. We won't stop now."
The first question that came to my mind when I read that is what credibility meltdown did I miss that warranted such a bold declaration? Was it the Peter Leask cover up because in that case they broke everyone of their promises.
All of those past pledges described Wayne Moriarty but something changed when Harold Munro from the Vancouver Sun took over the Vancouver Province. The newspaper has become dare I say, corporate. Now I don't want to be a hater. My employer subscribes to the Vancouver Province and I want them to continue doing so. It's just that I find this full page ad promising to return to the values of yesteryear suspicious.
It reminds me of that quote from Shakespeare "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" which suggests that someone who is strongly denying something is hiding the truth.
The new Vancouver Province has cast aside Wayne Moriarty's voice of reason and is spamming the public with the pharmaceutical company's golden fraud of prescription heroin. Nothing could be more insane. If the new Vancouver Province is still committed to telling the truth and fighting for the underdog, why did they make Kim Bolan take down her blog post about Peter Leask? Nothing she said was untrue. Tim Petruk was rock solid. If they fire him then we know their pledge is fake. Let's hope they stand by it in the future.