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    Liberals spent $577,000 having staff ghostwrite "news" stories and had a "broker" plant them in newspapers across Canada.

    Ten federal agencies last year paid a national broker almost $577,000 to distribute newspaper stories ghostwritten by government employees. The payments came as Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly lamented “fake news” in Canada. Joly’s office yesterday did not comment.

    Records show agencies paid $576,623 in seventeen separate contracts to News Canada Inc., a Toronto-based broker that distributes “ready-to-use, timely lifestyle content that is free of charge and copyright”, according to a management statement. Unsigned stories were identified only as “News Canada” content. Blacklock’s found weeklies from Alberta to Québec that republished items without any advisory they were written by communications staff with government departments and agencies.


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    The rot in this government runs deep. It needs to be completely purged. Link not working.

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    News is Propaganda. Editorials are Advertorials.

    Canadians are so naïve.

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    And I guess this is yet another reason the Liberals are going to bail out the failing newspaper industry.

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    Liberals spent $577,000 having staff ghostwrite "news" stories and had a "broker" plant them in newspapers across Canada.

    In the FB feed it goes. They won’t admit it, but the sunny ways morons, er I mean FB friends who voted for this turd must be feelin it by now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampdonkey View Post
    News is Propaganda. Editorials are Advertorials.

    Canadians are so naïve.
    You mean morons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdod101 View Post
    You mean morons.
    We enable them. Do you date stupid people? Work with them? Trade with them? Socially accept them? Stop Enabling Stupidity. Where's your dignity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampdonkey View Post
    News is Propaganda. Editorials are Advertorials. Canadians are so naïve.
    That's not true.

    There are good and bad politicians, there are good and bad reporters, there are good and bad police officers, etc.

    I know some journalists who deep down care about being objective, to the point of harming their own careers because it would be easier to tow the party line and be biased.
    I have no signature block.

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    I thought liberals had a knack for writing fiction on their own...
    Remember: the opposite of "Far Right" is Far Wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampdonkey View Post
    We enable them. Do you date stupid people? Work with them? Trade with them? Socially accept them? Stop Enabling Stupidity. Where's your dignity?
    Try finding some ,

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