Not-a-nincompoop blogger RossK at The Gazetteer mentioned difficulties faced by Bob Mackin, the province’s preeminent investigative journalist, when Bob digs, and pays, for information the government does not want us to know.
In comments, reader Lew wonders about the experiences of other journalists if and when they seek information beyond press releases and talking points. Good questions.
Perhaps, a few reporters and commentators are busy with other tasks and cannot afford the time consuming process of digging for information in difficult-to-find places. Those tasks might include speechifying to the province’s rich and powerful business interests. I made a comment about that on Twitter and got an angry reaction from someone who thinks his business is nobody’s business.
You might wonder if John Winter and the Chamber of Commerce are buying something the sellers do not know they’re selling. I think every party knows exactly what’s being transacted. Here is part of the Twitter exchange.