So this week we broke major international news:
At the same time that Justin Trudeau was planning to quit the combat mission against ISIS, he was planning to turn seven Canadian military bases into long-term refugee camps.
The story made news in Washington, New York and even London, England. But a total blackout in Canadian media, for days.
Until today, when our friend Anthony Furey at the Toronto Sun did a follow-up on our story, the first that I’ve seen in all of Canada. So congrats to him. Here is the headline though:
Military bases no longer to house massive refugee influx, but soldiers can’t return just yet
We didn’t get our story wrong. We quoted our documents accurately, showing seven Canadian Forces Bases were making plans. The Sun just says that’s "no longer happening."
I guess the plans were called off. Perhaps in response to our story?
But buried in the Sun's version is an acknowledgement that CFB Valcartier and Kingston are still standing by for refugees.
(And no mention of the government-paid mosque and Korans in the Sun story...)
So what's true? It’s tough to say. I don’t trust our military brass anymore.
What we still don’t know is how the mainstream media can ignore this story — or how the Toronto Sun, a newspaper that I love, actually, can write "Military bases no longer to house massive refugee influx," when all evidence, including their own story, points to the contrary.