First Kory Teneycke claims his organization has been smeared by Margaret Atwood and some fictional characters
Atwood is not the only A-list “celebrity” that has signed. Dwight Shroot (from The Office), Boba Fett (of Star Wars), Snuffaluffagus (Sesame Street) and Homer Simpson are also signatories. Clearly the CRTC should take note of such distinguished individuals lending their name to this smear job.
Then Kady O'Malley finds her name on the petition, along with a bunch of other journalists. and wonders how Teneycke knew about Snuffaluffagus and those other fake signatures.
okay, this is weird. how did @KoryTeneycke get a list of *fake* (not fraudulent) sigs on a list that isn't available online?
Then the Fox News North guy claims his "source" did it:
Source emailed me to say they registered Boba Fett, D. Shroot, etc. Petition lacks basic controls. Not sure who signed me up.
Only to have the executive director of Avaaz claim that they have:
"tracked all of the suspect names to a single IP address," and that it appears that "a good number of the journalists who were fraudulently added were from the same source that added the Snuffluphagus" -- which would, of course, be the very same correspondent who tipped off Tenecyke to the fake names in time for him to include them in his column today.
"What's really concerning for us is that this fraud occurred last night, right as he must have been writing his op-ed, so he appears to have almost instantaneous knowledge of the fraud being committed -- before we did or anyone else. How is that possible? And, given that this is potentially criminal investigation, will he disclose that relationship to his source? Was it someone who works for him?"
Then Susan Delacourt muses about what it all means.
On the road this summer aboard the "Liberal Express", I witnessed several occasions where Sun reporters in the regions produced a piece of paper with a question for Michael Ignatieff. They would read this query, sometimes saying they'd been told to ask the question by their bosses. Funnily enough, the questions mirrored Conservative talking points that were also sent by email to reporters aboard the bus.
Caramba. What a coincidence eh? Are they channeling Stephen Harper's gaseous emissions. Is there a plumbing problem? Or is there a PMO connection?
And now Norman Spector jumps in and claims that all Teneycke's Quebec masters want is a lousy hockey arena.
Mr. Péladeau’s personal priority is pedestrian: the return of hockey to Quebec City. The price of his support for the Conservatives is a new arena in that city, which is the NHL’s price of admission for the franchise Mr. Péladeau would like to own and converge with his media properties.
And so soon after this.
“I hope that we’ll see the Nordiques return,” Harper said in French. “We have discussed this with (Quebec Mayor Regis Labeaume) and we will continue those discussions.”
Golly Sherlock. Now I don't know WHAT to think.
Except that wouldn't it be ironic if the move to give the PMO its very own network, and make Teneycke our Citizen
Fox News North. The gift that keeps on giving?
The turd that keeps on smelling?
Or the Con propaganda network that is threatening our democracy?
And should be going NOWHERE...