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Note on (un)fair comments
Philip Lee - Mysterious East
February 25, 2010
This morning, the Telegraph-Journal published the latest installment in my series on electricity and the New Brunswick and Quebec deal. <...> On the newspaper’s website, some readers have chosen to make personal attacks on one of my sources, Bill Marshall, a former senior NB Power employee. <...> I feel I need to correct the record with regards to Mr. Marshall, who is an honest and good man, who is in my story at my request.
It’s not a personal attack to say that Mr. Marshall is being paid to sell the deal, if that is the case, putting him into a conflict of interest.
It is journalistic misconduct, the sort often seen by co-opted Irving hacks and apparently approved of by your journalism school, to not put that disclaimer on top.
You had enough room to include it, don’t blame the commentators for filling things in.