The Telegram writers — probably I should say writers of editorials and sometimes in news stories — tend to embellish the truth or spin it so that it comes out a lie.
Take, for example, the statement in a recent editorial that called Placentia primarily a “Liberal town” (I wish.) On what facts does the writer make this statement? I challenge your editor(s) to explain.
The paper seems to use this conclusion to state another lie, that Fabian Manning was on the sidelines during many announcements and celebrations in the Town of Placentia. I challenge The Telegram to list such occasions — publish them. Nothing could be further from the truth. Thus, it must be a lie or the writer shot off his mouth without checking his facts.
Good on you, Kathy Dunderdale. Consider the source who is asking you to resign. It was interesting to note that the first reason put forth for the premier to resign was Bill 29, which requires the press to work a little more to get something on someone to sensationalize their so-called new stories. Tell the truth and print the facts, not just what suits some of you.
William P. Hogan