I promise to limit the Al Hogan bashing because it is quite frankly depressing to you and to me. But today’s We Say was so over the top I have to show it to anyone who didn’t get a chance to read it.
In the We Say, Al is critical of Scott Brison because he called Premier Lord a ‘part-time Premier’ spending his days trying to further his federal political aspirations.
Fair enough. Al Hogan or anyone else has the right to his point of view – even as editor – I have and will continue to maintain this is his right.
Even though to most observers of politics there was an 18-24 month period where Lord did seem to be more focused on Ottawa than Fredericton.
But I digress.
The problem is that no editor of any paper comes to the defence of any politician as Al Hogan and Premier Lord. I kid you not, I couldn’t believe it when I read it. I thought that Chisholm himself had written the We Say as a Letter to the Editor and it got mistakenly printed in the wrong section.
Here’s the direct quote:
There is no question that the Premier has been entirely focussed on issues of concern to the province and has taken measures he believes necessary to address those issues.
This is about the 50th time that the We Say has turned into a press release from the Premier’s Office.
Why should Al Hogan feel it necessary to personally defend the Premier and his honour time and time again?
I swear to you if he was so gushing about me I would find it offensive. Chisholm would be wise to contact Al and tell him to tone it down.
This paper has no credibility whatsoever on the issues of news. I am not even going to get into the relatively balanced story in the Telegraph-Journal on the issue of mudslinging.