Here is a link to the original Global TV News report, safely archived by reader Justin. With almost 60,000 Canadians Demanding a Public Inquiry into Toronto G20 at Facebook, it is a mistake for authorities to think protesters are losing momentum. On the contrary, it is being gained.
Pay attention to the final sentences of Mike Drolet’s report. Who expected 5,000? Who counted fewer than 2,000? Did Drolet pull numbers out of thin air to deprecate the protest movement?
“The hardcore protesters are still yelling. But, are they starting to lose their followers? Over 5,000 were expected for this rally. Fewer than two showed up.”
July 10, the Northern Insights posting I’m wondering related how Global TV salted its report by adding unrelated footage to its video report on the Toronto G20 demonstrations. People trust TV news in Canada to be honest and video should reflect reality not fiction.
Some readers indicated that I must have been mistaken, they could not believe that a national news service would broadcast a fake video report. Therefore, it is important to publish the evidence. During the live newscast, I recognized footage that originated in Vancouver during the Olympics when vandals broke a few windows and tipped over newspaper boxes. As you will see in the photos, captured from Global TV’s July 10 5:30pm national news, one of the newspaper boxes being tipped was The Province. This happened on a Vancouver street February 13, 2010. In a case of yellow journalism, Global was trying to make the Toronto demonstrations more dramatic by spicing it with extra footage.