Two crazy stories for you today. Very different at first glance, but part of the same theme — how the mainstream, liberal media gets away with unethical and false stories every day.
The first stories is one of the craziest things you’re going to hear. It’s by Leah McLaren, a “star” columnist for the Globe and Mail, allegedly Canada’s leading legacy newspaper, owned by Canada’s richest man.
McLaren’s latest column was called, “The joy (and politics) of breastfeeding someone else’s baby.”
I’ll read you some of it. It’s gross.
But nobody at the Globe & Mail thought this column was bizarre.
Only when the public reacted with shock was it taken down.
Leah McLaren got her job at the Globe because her mom worked there, so they probably won’t fire her for confessing to inappropriately touching another family’s baby.
But that’s normal in Canadian media.
Remember Catherine Porter? She’s the child of publisher Anna Porter and top lawyer Julian Porter. She and I had a run in when I was covering a protest, then she falsely claimed in her Toronto Star column that I’d harassed her daughter.
Even the Star’s public editor was shocked by her false story.
(You can watch all the details at CatherinePorter.ca, a website I set up for the rest of time, to show what an unethical reporter she is.)
Now here's more fake news:
Remember the disgraceful episode of CBC Marketplace, the state broadcaster’s investigative TV show?
The CBC used your tax dollars to hire actors to shout racist things on the streets, and to entrap passersby into buying “white power” shirts.
Well, even the CBC’s ombudsman was disgusted by that segment, noting in a just-posted official statement:
"The mixing of fiction and fact in a current affairs programme is high risk.”
That’s the mainstream media.
They’re fake news.
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