Bill Good is in the news this week. David Ball wrote about this news reader turned political activist in the The Star Vancouver:
His appearance in automated robocalls and radio advertisements on the controversial issue, at the same time he continues his daily radio column, has raised eyebrows among media ethics commenters…
“You can’t claim the mantle of a journalist in the way Bill Good is — even as an editorialist — and then go and do this kind of activism on this kind of issue,” said Sean Holman, who teaches journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary.
“I think that just confuses people — it creates an ambiguity in the public mind about what journalists’ responsibilities are and what we should or should not be doing.
“He can editorialize in favour of one particular position, but it’s quite something else for him to advertise in favour of a particular political position. That’s just confusing for listeners.”
In years past, Mr. Good was a favourite subject of this blog, even though he seemed to have little regard for bloggers, as evidenced by this audio clip:
Another of my favourite clips from a small group of Liberal apologists.