Freep is becoming a running joke

The Freep never ceases to amaze me.

Here’s a story from today:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Chief-meets-with-Pope-to-discuss-water-woes-118507004.html

To paraphrase it quickly, MKO grand Chief David Harper went to the Vatican to complain to the Pope because some northern Manitoba first nations have no running water.

Okay, but what struck me from the story was this :

We will no longer accept comments on this story as submissions have been consistently unacceptable.

Ummm…What?

The Freep usually only doesn’t accept comments on court cases.

But they are not accepting comments on this because the submissions have been unacceptable?

Do you know why they have been unacceptable?

BECAUSE SPENDING INAC (OR NORTHWEST COMPANY FUNDS) TO COMPLAIN TO THE POPE THAT THEY HAVE NO RUNNING WATER INSTEAD OF SPENDING THE MONEY TO FIX THE PROBLEM IS UNACCEPTABLE!!

First the complaints about the body bags during the H1N1, even though it was the nurses on the ground that ordered them; and now this?

And then David Harper has the audacity to be offended when the general attitude to the problem is “ tough shit. Show some pride in ownership first.”

You want sympathy? Instead of whining to the pope, how about calling a news conference stating you cancelled your trip to Europe and are using the funds to help provide running water on a reserve.

And Freep, your censorship is a joke. Just like your paper is becoming.

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4 thoughts on “Freep is becoming a running joke

  1. Excellent post.
    I to was amazed at this yesterday it seems they spend more time creating the news then reporting it, facts seem to be secondary to the agenda they are trying to push down our throats.

    • I could not agree more. I just blogged about their cheerleading of the CMHR. The Free Press is certainly not what it once was a decade ago- a respectable newspaper.

  2. HA! Censorship by the Free Press is hardly a surprise !

    They used libel chill as a pressure tactic on Red River College as part of a false complaint to silence my criticism of their cheerleading, ‘facts being secondary’ as you say.

    The editor denied to the National Post knowing my radio show was being canceled even though she emailed the College president the day before I got the notice, protesting how the station manager was defending me.

    Then like hypocrites the FP ran an editorial decrying censorship of another broadcaster.

  3. Pingback: Again with the censorship… « Things That Need To Be Said

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