Monday, December 17, 2007

Del Mastro takes Puffins to Task

The Puffin Party of Canada has denied that there was any collusion between the Puffins and the CBC, and have called the allegations a “total fabrication” (National Post, December 15, 2007). If indeed true, I'm relieved that certain honourable members of the Official Opposition will be spared further embarassment.

However, if the Puffins ARE LYING and it was NOT a fabrication, and the CBC have indeed been acting as the lapdog network of the Grits, then I am totally disgusted. Have these people no shame? Is this what they teach in journalism school these days?

And the irony of it all is that this is occurring in the Ethics Committee! It would be hilarious if it were not so tragic.

Our party member Dean Del Mastro will be bringing this up in the committee after Christmas. “Are the Liberals saying that Jean Lapierre, Mike Duffy and the CBC itself are fabricating their stories?” he asks. “More importantly do Liberals believe that it is appropriate for their party to actively collude with the country’s public broadcaster?”

Perhaps the committee could call some senior CBC officials to testify.