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.

1 comment:

  1. didn't see that but it is so funny given their other front pages that were in blue were huge ads. Nothing says we're a news paper devoted to telling the truth than a whole front page ad................haven't seen much truth in advertising lately..............

    this "dedication", in my opinion, is more about selling us the readers a pile of compost. The Vancouver Sun and province have operated for the past 4 years as nothing more than a press release publication for the B.C. lieberals. Vaughan Palmer who once upon a time wrote great columns, for the past decade has been more of an apologist for the b.c. lieberals. The Sun and Province has made millions off of the unnecessary ads run by Christy clark and her cabal, trying to peddle their line of compost.

    when it comes to truth, I'll stick with the blogs such as Laila Yuile, Pacific Gazetteer, In, Keeping it Real, etc. They are out there telling the truth and doing the research. Post Media, not so much.

    the night before the election we can all look forward to their endorsement of Christy and her b.c. lieberals, telling us how she will do such a good job in the times to come. right as we have lurched from one social issue to another in the past 4 years

    RossK over at the gazetteer has an interesting article up on the globe and mail and b.c politics.


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