September 04, 2015

NDP MP Fin Donnelly owes the media, Canadians and the Kurdi family an apology

Brian LilleyArchive

NDP MP Fin Donnelly and Tom Mulcair owe some apologies for spreading false information in the heartbreaking story of the Kurdi family.

This story has captured the attention of all Canadians. We are all understandably upset and disturbed by what has happened as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis. Calls for accountability are coming from individuals in the media and elsewhere demanding that politicians be held to account. But should anyone be excused for spreading falsehoods while seeking that accountability?

While some in the media party have been busy digging up quotes from MP's Chris Alexander and Jason Kenney which are unrelated to the Syrian crisis in an effort to show them as uncaring, Fin Donnelly has conducted at least four interviews that I'm aware of in which he has made statements suggesting intimate knowledge of efforts to get Abdullah Kurdi into Canada, strongly suggesting that Canada had a direct responsibility in the deaths of those family members. Those stories and details have since been proven untrue.

We can lay some of the blame on the media for not getting the correct story out faster but now that the right information is trickling out, who will hold NDP MP Fin Donnelly and his leader Tom Mulcair to account for false stories that were spread in the meantime?


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commented 2015-09-05 12:44:14 -0400
i believe him ,Canada is notorious for covering up the truth ,notorious .
commented 2015-09-05 12:12:55 -0400
Fin won’t apologize and neither will any of the other self-promoting opportunists. Before Fin seized upon the opportunity to spin this poor child’s death into a media circus nobody had ever heard of him and now look at him. I’m sure he has dreams of a cabinet post bouncing around in his head. Fortunately I think it will be all for naught. It seems to me that the world of the msm and social media is operating in its own distinct universe. It’s hard to know how much influence it has on voting intentions and how many virtual mouthpieces will even vote but I just don’t think that much of the public really pays any attention to them.
commented 2015-09-05 11:28:02 -0400
This dirt bag needs to have the smile wiped of his face permanently. Typical NDP – lie, lie and lie again and smile while lying. This B-ast-rd even had the utter gall to let his picture be posted with the little boy lying dead. He is nothing but FILTH.
commented 2015-09-05 09:23:11 -0400
CHARLES WHITE, “…the regressive left is totally unprincipled.”
BRAVO ZULU, “The media and the typical liars never offer an apology for allowing falsehoods to be spread through their system. Truth is the first casualty…”
VLAD JOHNSON, “The end justifies the means.”
The above, a good account of the modus operandi of the leftist ‘progressive’ ideologues that our leftist socialist trolls have time and again demonstrated.
commented 2015-09-05 06:16:04 -0400
Fin Donnelly exemplifies Mulcair and the NDP perfectly. Lying pieces of shit! If a Conservative member was caught in a lie like this. MSM would probably ask for the Queen to perform an execution.
I hope to see the day Mulcair, waving his white flag to Canadians, on his permanent voyage to France. There are a lot of white flags in French museams
commented 2015-09-05 02:17:51 -0400
Just wondering. Is there a media school in North Korea? I’m thinking there must be. Where else would the Canadian Main Stream Media get their tactics from.
commented 2015-09-04 23:46:09 -0400
NO – the media and the typical liars never owe an apology for allowing falsehoods to be spread through THEIR system

@ Daryl Herman – please!!! Stop trying to bring sense into a discussion – Canadians are as a rule – entitled and spoiled and not worth spit any more. Our forefathers would roll over in their graves at the limp wristed, weak dick examples of Canadians of today.

No one cares about the beheading – and no one cares about the burnings – it IS all about making money and selling copy – nothing more.

Truth is the first casualty and I seldom if ever believe what a Canadian says any more – most of them have no spine, are limp wristed and weak dicked to the point that I would not have one work with me in the middle east unless he has seen combat time – they are for the most part the only ones I trust any more. I look forward to watching them fall as they import nothing but trouble – and their new leadership after the election will do just that
commented 2015-09-04 23:27:02 -0400
How is it that these very same peoples attacking Harper don’t even raise an eyebrow when our solders and journalists are beheaded and killed trying to help create some form of stability? Surely this boy who drowned is not the only child victim of the bizarre and barbaric actions of those who caused this family to have to flee their country.
Anyone out there that knows what the Wafo Manifesto is should be fearing any kind of NDP presence in Canada. Wake up peoples! before it’s too late.
commented 2015-09-04 22:02:02 -0400
The anti-Harper hate this fraud story generated across social media was almost epic. Fin Donnelly probably needs to apologies for for his part in this to … well everyone, but also most of the MSM needs to apologies to their viewers, the Immigration Minister, and Steven Harper, for their pathetic jump on the bandwagon to try and promote another left biased story, to try and hurt conservatives during an election cycle. As typical they jumped in with only half the story, and mostly a false half to.
commented 2015-09-04 21:45:41 -0400
Anything to defeat Harper, no matter how disgusting the tactic is.

commented 2015-09-04 21:13:17 -0400
Good for you Brian, for telling Canadians the truth as always. Fin Donnely is nothing more than a little weasel, who should be fired immediately for his boldface lie. To bolster yourself & your party by spreading lies about your opposition & using that tragic story to gain political points is truly disgusting & you didn’t even have the story straight you liar. Like Brian said, it’s time to apologize Mr. dirtbag & then beat it out of town before the posse comes after you.
commented 2015-09-04 20:20:01 -0400
FIn should be hold responsible for lies – he must resign and quit election campaign.
commented 2015-09-04 19:53:09 -0400
B.T.W. Where are the lefty trolls that frequent this site now that this “story” has been proven as a fake? Nothing to add? Oh yeah, lefties don’t like facts or the truth! Much harder to smear!
commented 2015-09-04 19:47:24 -0400
Everyone twit @findonnelly and muckliar and demand an apology. Keep flooding their accounts , let this be a thorn in their side. What they did exploiting the death of a child for political gain is disgusting . Just as outrageous the media party is letting them get away with it. We all know if Fin was a conservative there would be a media circus at his office. Keep twitting him along with #cdnpoli.
commented 2015-09-04 19:16:07 -0400
A misleading MLA. Is anyone really surprised? Far too many see to lose their moral compass some where along the way. Mulcair should be all over this guy like a dirty shirt. Shameless politicians wanting our votes. Rrrrright.
commented 2015-09-04 19:00:42 -0400
Don’t forget this incident on election day voters: this is where the rubber meets the pavement.
commented 2015-09-04 18:58:49 -0400
Don’t hold your breath. No apology will be forthcoming. Lying lefties will never admit their transgressions while actively ranting about some one else!
commented 2015-09-04 18:57:15 -0400
Per my post under Harper’s speech, the regressive left is totally unprincipled.

I noted, also, the Ms Wynne, aka Junior’s Adoptive Mommy, has called for 5000 Syrian refugees to admitted to Canada. I guess she just discovered that Syria is in difficulty. My question to her, will she ensure that these refugees are absorbed into the vast, growing economy of Ontario?
commented 2015-09-04 18:49:34 -0400
If Harper is ultimately shown the door in October because of instances like this (among other reasons), I am nevertheless going to be interested in seeing what people will honestly think of Mulcair or Trudeau as prime minister one or a couple of years from now. Seeing Kathleen Wynne’s current ratings (31% support last month and that is about sixth place in ranking among the premiers) should not give reason to be excessively optimistic concerning either man to say the least. I also recall my days as a university student in the early 1990s and the socialist club on campus putting up posters with a caricature of Karl Marx saying “Bob Rae makes me sick” (making the potential thoughts of the dedicated left also quite interesting to find out in that timeframe). Could mention this sort of idea on other stories, but thought it would be worth doing so here.
commented 2015-09-04 18:36:06 -0400
Politics aside, this is about the most vile and unforgivable ‘event’ in a Canadian Election that I can remember. Epic fail by Fin Donnelly.
It’s the NDP that likes to defer Canada’s Foreign Policy to the UN.. not only is Fin lying about which brother applied to come here, the other brother that was actually applied for was rejected because the UN would not recognize him as a refugee and the Turkish government would not or could not issue him an exit visa.
Not only has Fin’s lies offended me, but I saw a spoof picture floating around of an ‘vote NDP’ sign with Fin, smiling while standing over the remains of the boy.
commented 2015-09-04 18:07:22 -0400
Unfortunately smear and lies are all they have.
Neither Trudeau nor Muclair have a clue.
The media tag-teaming the PM in Surrey asking the same question 5 times should have been cut off and told that question was asked and answered.
If you don’t have a relevant, different question…next question.
Trump knows how to handle these goofs.
commented 2015-09-04 18:02:00 -0400
He does owe an apology, but the media will not pursue him because he is NDP and the main stream media is only interested in attacking Harper. They, the main stream media, may try to twist the NDP MP’s false information into Harper’s fault somehow, but Fin Donnelly will not be held accountable by our very dishonest left wing main stream media.