Latest News / Info

My response to Toronto Star's

My response to Toronto Star's "comment-or-else" letter



Several weeks ago I received a letter from a reporter at the Toronto Star.

Today I sent the following response:

DEAR MR OVED,

WHENEVER A REPORTER FOR THE TORONTO STAR MIGHT WISH TO ASK FOR MY THOUGHTS ON AN ISSUE OF THE DAY, I STAND READY TO RESPOND.

HOWEVER, AND DESPITE YOUR "EXTENDED DEADLINE"' I WILL NOT ANSWER THE DEMANDS IN YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 16TH, 2013, WHICH I CONSIDER TO BE A CRUDELY CRAFTED, VEILED THREAT THAT I (AND OTHERS) ENDORSE AN EDITORIAL COLUMN WRITTEN BY TORSTAR CHAIR JOHN HONDERICH...OR FACE CONSEQUENCES IN YOUR EVENTUAL STORY.

YOUR LETTER IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT MIGHT BEST BE DESCRIBED AS CRUSADE JOURNALISM; A NEWSPAPER'S ATTEMPT TO IMPOSE ITS EDITORIAL WILL FAR BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF ACCEPTABLE JOURNALISTIC PRACTICE.

MR HONDERICH IS CERTAINLY ENTITLED TO HIS OPINION.

I WILL NOT BE BULLIED INTO COMMENTING ON THAT OPINION.

YOUR MANNER OF NEWS-GATHERING IS, I BELIEVE, AN UNFORTUNATE EXAMPLE OF THE DECLINE OF A CRAFT I ONCE PROUDLY PRACTICED.

SINCERELY,

 

HON PETER KENT PC MP
THORNHILL




Have Your Say

Peter wants to hear your opinion. Great dialog leads to great governance. Peter is always happy to listen to his constituants.


comments powered by Disqus

CONTACT PETER

Welcome to PeterKent.ca. The best place in Thornhill to stay up-to-date with everything happening in Ottawa. If you have any questions or would just like to say hello, feel free to contact Peter’s office anytime.

TWEETS

  • A wreath for Peshawar school massacre in Vishnu Mandir Peace Park: education the enemy & best weapon against terror http://t.co/D5VMmmiFfa
  • Re Obama on Keystone today..remember who was awarded 3 Pinocchios by @washingtonpost for KXL pipeline comments http://t.co/KkvdgKZBur
  • Paid respects/ offered condolences at Pakistan Consulate General in Thornhill for Taliban terrorist slaughter of school children

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Subscribe & stay up-to-date with everything happening in Thornhill & Ottawa.

Copyright PeterKent.ca Member Of Parliament for Thornhill - Privacy Policy - Sitemap - Elected Official by Cozality