Canada’s new Remedy for Bad Reporting… Lock ‘em up!

posted by Brendan Hodgson

Oh dear…

So it would appear one of Canada’s esteemed parliamentarians has come up with a novel remedy (novel to Canada, at least) for bad reporting… send ‘em off to jail.

Mr. Mayes (Conservative MP in British Columbia) is quoted in today’s Globe & Mail as saying: “Maybe it is time that we hauled off in handcuffs reporters that fabricate stories, or twist information and even falsely accuse citizens.

Ouch… perhaps he’s not aware that misinformation in the media is only the thin edge of the wedge when compared to the rampant goings-on in the blogosphere… I fear a rude awakening is in store…

 

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