Posts Tagged ‘in and out’

Conservative Campaign Scandal

January 16, 2013

Conservatives buy their way out of buying the 2006 election.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/11/10/election-spending-conservative-party-canada_n_1086475.html

CPC gets $47 million a year in public money.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_political_financing_in_Canada

Robocall scandal. Or you could just google it, plenty of good reading out there.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jim-harris/robocalls-scandal_b_1305397.html

National Post “So called scandal”
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/06/conservatives-drop-appeal-of-in-and-out-ruling/

Toronto Sun “So called case”
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/10/tories-make-deal-in-campaign-overspending-case

In defense of what i’ve said here, not mentioned. The papers both used ‘so called’ to refer to the phrase “in and out” often used in reference to this crime not to the validity of the crime itself. But use of the phrases “so called scandal” and “so call case” don’t just undermine the naming of the crime, they undermine the crime itself. Especially as read by the average Newspaper reader who often skims an article to get the general idea. The planting of certain phrases is integral to modern day journalism gone propaganda in the mainstream.

Also not mentioned is the NDP’s $344k fine in 2010 for illegal campaign funding practices. Again, completely un-exceptable! Difference is, the NDP didn’t win. They’re also not changing our laws or dismantling our democracy. For now.

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