April 09, 2015

Double standard: Canadian Senate scandals go far beyond Mike Duffy

Brian LilleyArchive

Mike Duffy's isn't the only Senate related scandal, but you'd hardly know it if you relied on the rest of the media for your news.

What about Senator Nancy Ruth Jackman, of “ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers" fame?

Or Mac Harb and the $231,000 he had to pay back after buying a new home and claiming it as a residence.

These and other scandals have been going on for years, but the media is fixated on Mike Duffy.

I explain why.

Is the media paying too much attention to Mike Duffy?

Tell us what you think in the comments!

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commented 2015-04-10 05:23:40 -0400
Again, so typical that I’m no longer surprised by the blatant pro-Liberal, anti-conservative bias displayed by the mainstream media in Canada. When they’re not deliberately burying stories and busy forming illicit consortiums to break federal copyright and competition legislation they’re gratuitously reporting on far more minor, less frequent incidents involving anyone in any way associated with a conservative-leaning organization or known individual. The coverage on Mike Duffy is just yet another example of the media’s hypocritical anti-conservative prejudice in action.
That, in and of itself, is not what I find so offensive. Sure, I disagree with the coverage, but I also think Duffy took some liberties that, just because everyone else may have been taking the same liberties, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. What bothers me most, however, is the mainstream media’s conceits of objective purity and journalistic ethics, which is such an outrageously bald-faced lie. I just can’t believe they’re aren’t at least some individuals within these news organizations that see it for what it is and just silently go along with the agenda, and to me, that makes them morally complicit.
commented 2015-04-09 18:22:37 -0400
Glenn Craig – You are asking a great question. We have every right to know how the CBC spends the money that we give them. My understanding is 64% of their revenue is from Canadian taxpayers. I know we, as private citizens, can also go this route to find out the information but I am not entirely sure how it is done. I think one has to pay $5.00 which I am willing to do. One thing I can guarantee – there will be some of the information blacked out for whatever reason. Brian – do you want to give us any helpful advice?
commented 2015-04-09 18:03:43 -0400
Brian, would it be possible through access to information to find out what CBC is spending on coverage of this trial?……I will bet it exceeds $90,000.
commented 2015-04-09 16:51:24 -0400
Who authorized the expenses and signed the cheque and why are they not on trial?
commented 2015-04-09 16:09:49 -0400
Is it not the job of every news media to report the FACTS, and do it in an unbiased manner? The mainstream media fails miserably at this! At least with The Rebel, you hear another side of the issues! The Rebel asks its viewers to question the facts that are being twisted by mainstream media. And, it is for this reason, that I am fully behind The Rebel! I agree with Brian Lillley – are we hearing about the other Senators like Mac Harb?
commented 2015-04-09 15:28:10 -0400
Yes – the attention given to this supposed Duffy case is insane. I understand there are 20 CBC reporters and related hangers-ons! Of course they are leading the charge ONLY because they want to make it an election issue.

How about the same degree of journalistic attention to CBC President Hubie Lacroix equally questionable claims for his $30,000 “ineligible” housing allowances? Did any CBC talking-head “journalist” ask for his resignation? https://youtu.be/5MLh7_GMDfk
commented 2015-04-09 14:12:53 -0400
The CBC did a poll and discovered that 99 % of Canadians love CBC and would support a doubling of their government funding. When participants were asked what they did when not watching CBC, the poll indicated that 99% of people turn to the Toronto Star for news and entertainment. The poll was conducted around the coffee lounge at CBC and is accurate to within +/_ .000000000001% .
commented 2015-04-09 14:04:04 -0400
What about Raymond Lavigne? A liberal senator that went to jail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Lavigne – Another liberal fraudster who was caught? No MSM coverage because pig chretien wouldn’t allow it.
commented 2015-04-09 13:55:06 -0400
“Your job as media is to be unbiased and present facts whether they be from the opposition or current government. If Rebel fails in that mission they are no better than mainstream press. "

This is a comment I see occasionally when someone does not understand the difference between the dissemination of the current news vs. commentary.

Take note TheRebel.Media, Ezra, Brian – Marking the articles clearly as news or commentary might be an idea to consider.
commented 2015-04-09 13:54:18 -0400
So I watched Canada A.M. the morning that Mike Duffy’s trial began and this is how they described Duff as being a former member of the Press before being appointed a senator, however they failed to mension that he was a former CTV employee as was Pamela Wallin at one time, no wonder they have such a sense of entitlement.
commented 2015-04-09 13:42:09 -0400
the conservatives mad e a mistake.. they should have kept GM and sold the anachronism that is the cbc…automatic savings of $100 million per month… ..any employees with actual talent will will be hired by the private sector..
commented 2015-04-09 13:23:59 -0400
Media is a business. No less corrupt than any other. Deception and Deceipt is part of the fraud committed in making money.
commented 2015-04-09 13:17:55 -0400
Your job as media is to be unbiased and present facts whether they be from the opposition or current government. If Rebel fails in that mission they are no better than mainstream press. We need a press media that looks after Canadians.
commented 2015-04-09 12:49:59 -0400
rebel continues to bring the facts to the front, where others will not tread. duffy looks guilty but the rest of these people should pay as well. $10,000 a month pension, I wonder whether he is double or triple dipping? …what a cluster fcuk…
commented 2015-04-09 12:15:18 -0400
The rules (maybe not) but the media treatment is always different for Conservatives and skewed AGAINST them…
…and they wonder why Harper isn’t jovial with the media…all the garbage about his closed temperament is just sour grapes from an abusive media that can’t stand that he won’t help them destroy the Conservative party.
To hear the press one would think MIKE DUFFY IS the Senate Scandal…in fact he is just a small straw dog…to keep us from noticing the big LIBERAL part in the scandal…and the shallowness of their politics…

Wow, it seems after running for government for centuries the Liberals are just NOW in the process of making a platform…Harper really got Justin the other day….hope you didn’t miss it…
When Justin harped that the Conservatives ‘ARE NOT GOING TO BE ALLOWED TO MAKE LIBERAL POLICY’ Harper, without skipping a beat, retorted “WELL SOMEONE HAS TO”…and they imply he hasn’t a sense of humour! Harper got a well-deserved standing ovation for that!
commented 2015-04-09 11:57:04 -0400
The Canadian lame-stream media is in “attack” mode when it comes to ole Duffy, everything he did Harper made him do it ! ! !
But a number of the dollar abusing Senators were Ex-Media types . . . learning their craft at the CBC, where the culture of entitlement dominates. Is any one surprised at the attitudes of the leftist media in Canada?

It is NO accident we hear Little or Nothing about the Liberal Ex-senator that got out of Jail last year, or the likes of Harb and others. How about ole Professor Levin . . . a name that should live in infamy in Canada . . . but 9 out of 10 Canadians don’t know who he is thanks to our feckless, incompetent corporate controlled media today.
commented 2015-04-09 11:25:22 -0400
“Mike Duffy’s isn’t the only Senate related scandal, but you’d hardly know it if you relied on the rest of the media for your news”. Of course not. “Is the media paying too much attention to Mike Duffy”? No. The MSM’s activities are totally in accord with their left wing agenda to unseat the Harper government. That’s a given.