Thursday, February 2, 2012

Don't miss The Real Story

Ian Reid poses questions about the sale of BC Rail, among them is BC Rail: who knew what, when? Don't miss Ian's series.

Like many other deals constructed by the BC Liberals of Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark, the railway sale has the corporate media wearing ear plugs, blindfolds and big fluffy mittens. Hear no evil, see no evil, report no evil.

The head of CBC News defended her conflicted Legislative Bureau Chief on the basis that nothing he has reported appears to be biased. Of course, the questions she did not ask were about what he fails to report.

The three stooges of CKNW's Friday mornings have been telling us repeatedly not to worry about BC Rail; it's an old story with no wrongdoing ever proven in court. Once more: hear no evil, see no evil, report no evil.

Through a rather convoluted connection, I occasionally hear news from the BC Liberal caucus room. I know there are good people there suffering from divided loyalties. There has been anger and disappointment over the way BC Rail has been handled, from the crooked sale itself to the lengthy and costly cover-up. Most particularly, a number of MLA's, watching their own political ambitions swirling around the porcelain bowl, are bitter about Campbell, Kinsella, McLean, Brown, Mahoney and others skating off with fat rewards.

The trouble these weak kneed politicians face is they can gain nothing from standing up now and admitting truth. That would guarantee the swirling stops and Liberal prospects are flushed away forever.

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