Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Globe And Mail Misleading Civil Service
The head of Statistics Canada admits that he resigned because he read a misleading headline at the Globe and Mail (a paper well known for its misleading headlines where Jane Taber sets the agenda). Then others such as the CBC's Don Newman jumped on the resignation as an example of magnificent civilian integrity that he would resign over such a principled matter. Really? Had the Globe and Mail not misinterpreted Tony Clement in a headline, it is unlikely that the man would have resigned. Sure an idiot could blame the Tories for "forcing" him out, but he left because the Globe drew the wrong conclusions from a minor statement. That is not the fault of the Conservative government, it is the fault of those who set the agenda at the Globe and Mail. Journalistic malpractice led to the resignation of the boss of Statistics Canada. Where is the Globe's apology?