True journalism isn’t something we take for granted.
We earn it with every story.
In the same way, fake news should be condemned every time it shows its ugly head, especially by journalists. We’re trained to know right from wrong, genuine from fake.
Records show the verdict in Kent v. Postmedia and Kent v. Martin, Canwest et al is a singular event in the modern history of Canadian journalism and politics.
This is the only instance, certainly since World War II, that a journalist and mainstream news outlets have been found guilty, at trial, of defaming an election candidate.
Now, the Court has made a formal finding that the defendants “made an intentional strategic decision to conceal” their handling of “the two key documents in this case.”
Intentional concealment? By a journalist and newspapers? The Court has ruled it happened here.