Sunday, April 06, 2008

These are headlines you only dream of...

Premier will sue the Canadian Press - by the Canadian Press.

Pinch me. I must be dreaming.

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Update: Pity. (H/T Reid)


Ruth said...

Thanks for this post, Joanne.
I'm sick and tired of all the media reporting to their way of thinking.

Alberta Girl said...

I think Tom should join in - after all Robert Fife called him a knuckledragger.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

What I'm really hoping is that this court challenge will make the media think twice before posting a contrived headline without doing due diligence regarding its authenticity.

Anonymous said...

"These are headlines you only dream of..."

Here's another: "Elitist journalist gets K.O'd by a shot in his/her smart alek mouth"

Oooohhh to dream . . .

Reid said...

I'll say here what I said at SDA. I think this is a mistake for Brad Wall. It's going to make him look small and petty. Not to mention he doesn't have a leg to stand on because the headline in question does not actually contain anything false.

"Tape with Sask premier and Tory MP has racist, sexist, homophobic comments: NDP."

If I'm wrong please point out where that headline actually slanders Brad Wall. Because he was on a tape with a Tory MP that had racist, sexist, remarks.

Unlike the case of PMSH against the Liberals where they clearly posted defamatory lies about him on their website, there's nothing in that headline that is false and slanderous. Brad Wall really isn't in the spot light with this issue. Tom Lukiwski is taking the brunt of the spotlight.

West Coast Teddi said...

Knuckle Draggers Unite (KDU)... We shall overcome ... We shall fight the Good Fight - the Right Fight. We Are Conservatives.

Support your local CPC candidate - $50 to the local association, $50 to the national campaign (tax deductable) - Build the War Chest. Fire up the War Room

West Coast Teddi - Mad As HELL and Ready to Win the War

Anonymous said...

"I think this is a mistake for Brad Wall. It's going to make him look small and petty"

Whatever, If you only fight battles you are absolutely sure to win then you wind up losing the war.

I am sick and tired of useless journalists trying to use their influence to manipulate public opinion.

There will be various ways of fighting back. Some will be successful. Some will not. Some will do real damage some will just be "nusiance raids". All will have value.

The pendulum is beginning to swing. If you want to be a scum bag journalist you will have a rough time.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Reid, I think you could interpret that headline in at least two different ways. It could be taken to imply that Brad Wall was also in on the alleged 'homophobic' comments.

I would assume that his lawyers think he has a case or they likely wouldn't be putting it forward. At the very least, this should make MSM think twice before torquing the headlines to sell their products.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

West Coast Teddi - Mad As HELL and Ready to Win the War

Good for you, Teddi! Just don't take it too seriously. We need you to stay healthy and vote Conservative for a long, long time. ;)

frmgrl said...

I say good on Brad Wall. The national media has gotten away with a lot for so long now. They need to be taken to task. If they want to be seen as unbiased professionals they need to be held a certain standard. Right now that standard is pretty low. If they are not held accountable, they will stoop lower and lower. The equivilant of the National Inquirer.

christopher rivers said...

i'd say it's fifty/fifty regarding the eventual good or harm this may do Brad Wall. And that's good enough for me. I'm sick to death of this pathetic deception where they spit out headlines and then change them. It's simply not responsible.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Brad Wall probably figures he has nothing to lose.

Sandy said...

My understanding is that what Wall said had nothing to do whatsoever to do with homosexuals and therefore, were not homophobic.

So, the headline was essentially fabricated -- since they included Wall in their allegations. Which means the headline was defamatory to Wall.

I too am sooo glad the media will have to think twice before they throw up their tabloid-like headlines.

It's called professionalism.

hunter said...

Good one Joanne!

I sense a revolt ready to happen. Write, e-mail, blog, comment, about your disgust with the media in particular, MP's need to get input from us, like they did with the Brenda Martin issue.

Wall could lose, but it doesn't matter, it's bringing that big old floodlight shining on the MSM. That's what counts.

lance said...

Smart of Brad. And this won't do him _any_ harm. He's done 5 months of a 48 month tenure.

No one is going to remember or care about any of this stuff come the next election.


caz said...

Hmmm...The MSM MIGHT back down ORthey'll get worse. I wish I could be more optimistic about the ultimate result. I know this sounds cowardly..but I feel they're approaching the point of no return. They probably feel this is their last effort to help resurrect the pitiful Liberals and will stop stop at NOTHING. dream of their total demise!