Saturday, October 23, 2010

Walk like a duck, quack like a duck ...

I remind people often to pay attention to how friends care for friends. The biggest media fans of BC Liberals are the Vancouver Sun and Global TV.  The newspaper and the TV station bend over backwards to ensure supportive treatment of the provincial government. Both favors and cash flow in reverse.

Strictly by coincidence no doubt, days after friendly coverage about the settlement of the BC Rail and the Agricultural Land Reserve bribery and influence peddling cases, Global TV, courtesy of BC taxpayers, will present Premier Gordon Campbell's October 27 "State of the Province" speech.

This week, the province gave Global TV and the Vancouver Sun "exclusives" to tour and photograph the $600 million BC Place stadium refit. Now, how did they earn those exclusives?  Why were competing media excluded?

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