August 13, 2015

Did this Vancouver reporter lie about being kicked out of Harper event?

Dean SkoreykoRebel Blogger

We’ve seen this tactic before where the Liberals have sent in political operatives to pretend to have been kicked out of a Conservative campaign event and then immediately run to their friends in the media with it:

Diamond Isinger is a well-known BC Liberal flunky whose boyfriend, Ben Parsons worked in Ottawa for the federal Liberals:

Which of course the Vancouver-area media made Isinger out to be just an earnest teen wanting to learn more about the election until the mean Conservatives ejected her regardless of it being true:

The question now is, did a Vancouver-area reporter employ this same dirty trick in order to garner attention and attack the Conservatives?

And of course for dramatic effect, Thom includes the photo of a closed door:

Her radio station CKNW immediately ran her account although had to change the headline after first labelling it “CKNW reporter booted from Tory rally…” since the Conservative’s version of the story contradicted Thom’s:

The Conservative Party says there was nothing wrong with the treatment received by a CKNW reporter at an event in Richmond yesterday afternoon.

A party spokesman says campaign workers who escorted reporter Shelby Thom out of a building following a Stephen Harper rally never stopped her from speaking to people in the audience.

The campaign spokesman says Thom was asked to leave and escorted out because workers were starting to take apart the sound system and other equipment, and also suggests the reporter was being overly sensitive.

The Conservatives are basically calling Thom a liar – who do you believe?


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commented 2015-08-15 11:20:13 -0400
Gee! Bet her friends trust sleaze like these.
commented 2015-08-13 21:01:03 -0400
But she’s a real journalist, though. Just ask Jimmy!
commented 2015-08-13 18:03:32 -0400
Very convenient to leave out the fact that the rally was over & the staffers were taking down the equipment. I wasn’t there, so cannot say for sure, but I have my doubts.
commented 2015-08-13 16:26:02 -0400
The only reason a libtard is their is to cause shit.
commented 2015-08-13 15:20:30 -0400
The problem is that nowadays journalist students do not take Journalism 101, it has been replaced with Creative Writing 101
commented 2015-08-13 14:17:33 -0400
I listened to the interview, she was disappointed that she couldn’t find anyone that agreed with her to legalize marihuana, she also stated that there was only a couple dozen people hanging around visiting after the rally. Obviously the staff had started to disassemble the room so they where ushering everyone out , I don’t understand why she didn’t keep her mike hot while this was happening to her, that’s why I think this story is bogus and she should go back to journalism 101