Who will stand up to the T&T?

I make no secret that I think the editorial board of the Times & Transcript thinks it shapes government policy from the We Say page of their newspaper. And they have some reason to think this. In the past, when they have vehemently argued for something – for the most part it finds its way into the government’s policy.

I take offense to this only because they are not using this platform to force the government to get serious about economic development. In fact, they have on many occassions endorsed the government’s economic policy – which is probably why nothing is being done.

The latest example of this is now playing out on the We Say page of the Times & Transcript. They (or should I say We Say) have decided that they will get a catheterization laboratory for the city. They have been running inflammatory stories this week using rhetoric such as: Lack of Moncton heart lab ‘almost laughable’ and Heart lab study biased: specialist.

Today they have turned the rhetoric up to maximum with the Who will stand up for the public? editorial. In it, they say (We Say) How many people must die before Metro Moncton’s MLAs will begin representing the public’s interest?

This over the top posturing is sure to stir up at least some public sentiment forcing Lord and his Moncton MLAs to rethink and ultimately put this lab in Moncton.

Why am I even talking about this?

Because, just think if these ‘king makers’ turned their sights on the province’s economic problems.

We might just get some action.

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0 Responses to Who will stand up to the T&T?

  1. Anonymous says:

    You are right David, The (We Say) editorials could do alot more for Moncton area residents by placing more focus on economic development. I have been routinely discusted by the way they use over the top language to make a point. I can say that they do a good job of upsetting both Liberals and Conservatives in their approach to be seen as non-partisan, They also do a great job of alienating Moncton from the rest of the province with it’s pro Moncton stance. I frequently travel the entire province in my work and can tell you that it is very interesting to compare views from residents of different areas on various topics affecting NB. Take the Brouhaha over Molson’s. The T-J had a very different perspective as you can imagine. The ideal solution would be to have another competing view however the TT will not get any competition in Moncton in the near or distant future. The best we can hope for is that the public will demande that the TT actually puts a name to the (We Say) editiorials so that we can judge it for what it is : One editor’s biased opinion – just like the letters to the editor.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are right David, The (We Say) editorials could do alot more for Moncton area residents by placing more focus on economic development. I have been routinely discusted by the way they use over the top language to make a point. I can say that they do a good job of upsetting both Liberals and Conservatives in their approach to be seen as non-partisan, They also do a great job of alienating Moncton from the rest of the province with it’s pro Moncton stance. I frequently travel the entire province in my work and can tell you that it is very interesting to compare views from residents of different areas on various topics affecting NB. Take the Brouhaha over Molson’s. The T-J had a very different perspective as you can imagine. The ideal solution would be to have another competing view however the TT will not get any competition in Moncton in the near or distant future. The best we can hope for is that the public will demande that the TT actually puts a name to the (We Say) editiorials so that we can judge it for what it is : One editor’s biased opinion – just like the letters to the editor.