QSLS Politics

Thursday, February 25, 2010

On the journalistic misconduct of STU/Irving's Phillip Lee

In response to:

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.
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One Response
Dan Fitzgerald

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.

3 comments:

Dan F said...

I followed up with Mr. Lee on his comment policy, as he seems to be overly distressed again by reader feedback and likely to start censoring again.

http://philiplee.ca/2009/11/10/a-note-on-our-comment-policy/#comment-2050

It seems your idea of listening to all sides meant listening to a few insiders paid to sell the deal, and then turning around and writing reams of propaganda for the Irving empire.

Their money was well spent on the STU journalism program if this is the kind of approach NB’s future reporters are being taught.

I’ll be interested to see if you post my comment on your latest complaint about reader feedback.

Dan F said...

Mr. Lee proves again that he plays fast and loose with the truth:

http://philiplee.ca/2010/02/25/note-on-comments/#comment-2051

Note on comments

February 25, 2010 by Philip Lee

Quick note: I am receiving comments to this site for approval. Happy to approve comments but they must be accompanied by your full name. Thanks.

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In response:
1. on February 26, 2010 at 3:12 AM | Reply Dan Fitzgerald
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

This is untrue, like many things you’ve been serving up lately for the Irving:

“Happy to approve comments but they must be accompanied by your full name”

The following comment included my real name:

http://censurergeneral.blogspot.com/2010/02/on-journalistic-misconduct-of.html

One Response
Dan Fitzgerald

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.



When you start censoring comments, you might as well shut down the blog and stick to publishing the old fashioned way – via monopolist oil barons.

Dan F said...

From: David Amos david.raymond.amos@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 00:03:51 -0400
Subject: A new comment about the arsehole Danny Boy Fitzgerald on the Mariitime and Yankee Arseholes Blog.
To: Dan Fitzgerald danf@danf.net, pleebooks@gmail.com, oldmaison@yahoo.com, "Jacques.Poitras" Jacques.Poitras@cbc.ca, "dan. bussieres" dan.bussieres@gnb.ca, "tomp. young" tomp.young@atlanticradio.rogers.com, "carl. davies" carl.davies@gnb.ca, "tim. porter" Tim.Porter@gnb.ca, "jack. keir" jack.keir@gnb.ca, "jack. carr" jack.carr@gnb.ca, "Jody.CARR@gnb.ca" Jody.CARR@gnb.ca, "jack macdougall" jack.macdougall@greenparty.ca
Cc: "Volpe.J" Volpe.J@parl.gc.ca, "David.ALWARD@gnb.ca" David.ALWARD@gnb.ca, "bruce alec" bruce.alec@gmail.com, "bruce fitch" bruce.fitch@gnb.ca, "bruce.northrup@gnb.ca" bruce.northrup@gnb.ca, "bruce.court" bruce.court@saintjohn.ca, "wally.oppal.mla" wally.oppal.mla@leg.bc.ca, "wally.stiles@gnb.ca" wally.stiles@gnb.ca, "Joan. MACALPINE" Joan.MACALPINE@gnb.ca, "kirk. macdonald" kirk.macdonald@gnb.ca, oldmaison95@yahoo.ca, Richard Harris injusticecoalition@hotmail.com, spinks08@hotmail.com, "nb premier" nb.premier@gmail.com, nbpolitico@gmail.com, fundytides@gmail.com, fundybaykeeper@conservationcouncil.ca, tracy tracy@jatam.org, "shawn graham" shawn.graham@gnb.ca, ddexter@ns.sympatico.ca>

It cerainly looks like just another case of a nasty little crackpot
calling a big bad kettle black to mean old me EH Chucky Leblanc?

Danny Boy published this bullshit in one of his blogs N'esy Pas?

http://censurergeneral.blogspot.com/2010/02/on-journalistic-misconduct-of.html

"When you start censoring comments, you might as well shut down the
blog and stick to publishing the old fashioned way – via monopolist
oil barons."


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Raymond Amos
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 19:47:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Just Dave] New comment on Mariitime and Yankee Arseholes.
To: David.Raymond.Amos@gmail.com

David Raymond Amos has left a new comment on the post "Mariitime and
Yankee Arseholes":

Surprise Surprise I see that you are still blocking mean old me just
like al the other big talking chickenshits do EH Danny Boy Fitzgerald
of the Fake Left in Fat Fred City?