Last night on CTV's The National they played up some breaking news about having gained access to some kind of bank records showing Brenda Martin's 'investment' and a sum of nearly that amount refunded back to her afterwards by Alyn Waage.
I have to ask myself, so what?
Waage has allegedly declared that Brenda wouldn't be released until a bribe was paid, but Orville at Dust My Broom has confirmation that Brenda denies this.
Charles Rusnell reports that Martin supporters say that Mexico could simply expel Martin, but the CTV story said no - that the Mexican authorities say it's too late for that.
So where does the truth lie?
Claire Hoy probably has the best take on this to date:
...But there comes a point - at least for me - where the constant carping and the serial whining about your plight changes from legitimate concerns to an annoying sense of absolute entitlement.
Let's look at the reality here. The main reason her case has dragged on for two years is because she has complicated it, turning it into a constitutional matter before the Mexican courts. That takes time there just as it would here.
And while there is much screaming in Ottawa - where the Liberals, wouldn't you know, are trying to blame the government for Martin's plight - the fact is that a two-year wait for a trial is not unusual in Canada, either. Indeed, two years is considered rather swift in legal circles, particularly when it involves serious and/or complicated matters.
Yet we as Canadians, or at least many of us - along with most of the media - have recently adopted the position that if a Canadian is in jail outside the country there's automatically an injustice being done - to the Canadian.
Meanwhile, MP Rick Norlock gives us his side of the story, saying that it may be a matter of only weeks rather than months before this is resolved. So progress is being made - just not fast enough for Brenda or the opposition parties.
I sincerely hope that once Brenda Martin is back on Canadian soil that she shows some kind of gratitude for the efforts being made on her behalf.
And I look forward to hearing the true story someday.