Gary McHale addresses crowd of 2,000 at his inaugural March for Freedom, Caledonia Lions Park, Oct15/06
UPDATED — Gary McHale has been working with a CBC reporter on a story about the growing dissension within conservative ranks with the candidacy, and now election, of Julian Fantino under the Conservative Party of Canada banner.
The reporter and editor don’t want to run the story until a sitting CPC MP is willing to speak to the CBC off the record. Gary replied, “I believe you have plenty of evidence that shows there are serious problems within the Conservative Party” and the reporter agreed that Gary had provided him with “lots of material,” but that his editor thinks they are missing some information to “run a story on Fantino and the PC.”
Gary then sent the following email to explain why the CBC’s bias – egregiously displayed in its Caledonia coverage even to this day – cannot be trusted with our key sources, including the names of Conservative MP/MPPs who may be unhappy with Fantino’s entry into the House:
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Gary McHale to CBC: Why conservatives do not trust the CBC
Dec 01/10 12:52 PM
Part of the problem is conservatives do NOT trust the CBC and that includes me. All you have to do is review any story regarding Caledonia by the CBC in the past two years – I think there have been two stories. During Dave and Dana’s trial the National Post was doing two stories per day for 3 weeks, the Globe did a story a day. The CBC did zero stories and in fact, instead of speaking to Dave or Dana, CBC sent their camera crew out to interview Floyd and Ruby Montour (Native Protesters in Caledonia) – CBC believed the only newsworthy story was how Native Protesters were responding to the trial.
With such a bias, why would I, or any conservative, trust our sources to the CBC? Why would I give you the names of MPs or MPPs that will speak when the CBC clearly has a bias?
While virtually every national media has done stories on Christie Blatchford’s book the CBC has been silent. In fact, the CBC is now doing a 4-part documentary series on Natives in Canada – I doubt the CBC will do any documentary on the non-Natives in Caledonia. We wouldn’t want a documentary on the single biggest law and order issue in Canada in 15 years.