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Friday, January 05, 2007

CBC.ca gets Khan story wrong!

UPDATE: Perhaps I should update the title of this post to something more apporopriate... "DION Gets Khan Story Wrong!"


LOL!!! Perhaps some truth that the CBC is a Liberal propoganda machine?

Liberal MP with Tory advisory role will not defect: Dion
Last Updated: Friday, January 5, 2007 | 9:35 AM ET (NOTE, posted a whole 25 minutes before PM SH made the OPPOSITE announcement)
CBC News

Amid speculation that a Liberal MP is planning to cross the floor to join the Conservatives, Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion told the CBC Friday he is confident there will be no such defection and that the MP is a "committed Liberal."

Contrary to reports that Mississauga-Streetsville Liberal MP Wajid Khan had been wooed over by the Tories, Dion said Friday, "in politics you hear many things and to me, Mr. Khan is a colleague. He will be part of the caucus; he will work in a positive way."

An apparent point of contention arose over Khan's dual role as a Liberal caucus member and special adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Middle East and Afghanistan affairs. Dion had reportedly told Khan he would have to give up the advisory role in order to remain a Liberal MP.

Khan accepted the appointment under Harper in August, stressing his role as an adviser to the Tory government would remain non-partisan and that he sought approval from then Liberal leader Bill Graham beforehand.

Speaking to the CBC Friday, Dion made clear his position that it isn't appropriate for MPs to accept mandates from the Prime Minister while in the opposition.

"To me, we co-operate with the government, but we are not the government," he said, also noting that "I cannot blame [Khan] for something that happened before I became the leader."

Using information from anonymous sources, Tory blogger Stephen Taylor posted a report on his site Thursday saying Khan "is expected to make a formal announcement tomorrow and will likely describe that he is switching parties because of the 'values' that the Prime Minister represents."

Khalid Sagheer, president of Khan's riding association, immediately denied any such announcement was forthcoming and Taylor followed up with an update commenting that Liberals were working hard to keep Khan in their caucus.

Dion acknowledged he was aware of the blog report, but he maintained Friday that he had "no indication" that Khan would leave and that he planned to meet with Khan to discuss the matter.

Archived photo of article from CBC:

7 Comments:

  • At Fri Jan 05, 10:47:00 AM EST, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    This is hilarious! Both CBC and Dion got hoodwinked. I love it.

    Now what does this say about Dion? Obviously the man is not in the loop.

     
  • At Fri Jan 05, 11:02:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To joanne (true blue):

    I think that both CBC and Dion were in denial. Kahn himself said that Dion essentially asked him to choose between his party and his country, and that he, Kahn, would always choose his country when asked to make that choice. Dion should have known better.

    Brian in Calgary

     
  • At Fri Jan 05, 11:23:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anth said…

    Or maybe that the CBC actually reports the truth unlike your right winged totalitarian papers like the western standard?

     
  • At Fri Jan 05, 11:41:00 AM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    LOL! Oh Anth, that's so hilarious! You're killing me over here!

    Having watched the Press Conference personally, seeing and hearing Mr. Khan say the exact OPPOSITE of what the CBC reported, then seeing you say that the CBC actually reports the TRUTH?!?!?

    Oh wow, that one sure made my day!

    And for the record, I read the National Post, not the Western Standard... but thanks for coming out!

    Well, at least I was able to archive the thing before the CBC could pull it down... now we can pull that gaffe out during the next election!

    "Great political instincts there Mr. Dion... and you want to run this country? Thanks, but no thanks."

    You're right on one thing Anth, the CBC has unwittingly reported the truth... Dion doesn't have a clue what he's talking about!

     
  • At Fri Jan 05, 11:46:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To Anth:

    If you actually think the CBC reports "the truth" then you truly have your blinders on. Last summer the CBC ombudsman found the CBC guilt of biased editing:

    http://www.cbc.ca/ombudsman/page/Lawand.pdf

    I get really annoyed with people who, when speaking of conservatives use extreme labels such as neo con, totalitatian, Hitler, Nazi. Give me a break!

    Lift off the blinders!

     
  • At Fri Jan 05, 03:27:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, everyone, let's all take pity on our Liberal friends. After all, if I were a Liberal, I'd also be bitter. Not only was Dion's bounce in the polls a whole lot smaller than Kim Campbell's, it was also a whole lot shorter in duration.

     
  • At Sat Jan 06, 05:27:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anth said…

    Spitfire. I get annoyed when Tories start calling Liberals: Libranos, Liebrano & the countless others that you guys grab out of your asses.

     

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