The Globe and Mail’s western bureau has usually ranked ahead of Postmedia newspapers in its coverage of British Columbia politics although that is like winning a $500 claiming race in which the other nags are lame. Online writers, particularly Alex Tsakumis, have written concisely about the Globe’s faulty analysis of the Basi Virk case (Llinks at BC Rail-Alities above) so I’ll add only one small shot.
This is not journalism, this is advocacy. Despite faults being demonstrated to them, they made no substantial improvements. They consciously misinformed their readers. The Globe and Mail editors knew their report was outrageously wrong so they chose not to allow online comments to save embarrassment. Cowards.
Mark Hume, from a family with a tradition of excellent journalism, disgraced himself and tossed his credibility to the wind. Shame.