Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Call The Major Crimes Squad!

According to CTV, Giambrone expensed one $10.00 cab fare to pick up a girl friend for a date!

GASP! Maybe the Integrity Commission should investigate....

As I said when Clinton got caught, if this is the worst dirt anyone could find on him then frankly he's pretty clean.

Aside from the fact that the source of all of this "scandalous" information is Giambrone's  disgruntled ex-girlfriend who appears to have undue credibility with those who, in my opinion, would like to undermine Giambrone and punish him for daring to challenge the media's golden boy.

At least Giambrone had the forthrightness and honesty to reimburse the city and apologize for his error.

Meanwhile ... back at the ranch ... CTV apparently continues to turn a blind eye to the real scandal involving a currently running Mayoralty candidate.

You know the one.

The "former Health Minister" as CTV so discreetly put it when they were reporting on yet another Cancer Care Ontario scandal.

The difference in the media treatment received by both of these people when both were  Mayoralty candidates raises questions in my mind about CTVs "independence" and "objectivity" in reporting and makes me wonder why the rest of the media so eagerly chases this tail.

Giambrone finally dropped out of the race because of the grossly exaggerated "sex scandals" involving him having a girl friend as well as a live-in girl friend. "Mistress" according to the CTV television news broadcast the other night LOL. Does the term "inflammatory language" come to mind here? Apparently he dumped the girl friend who has since been going to the media to vent her rage. How's that for a credible source.

Now it seems that CTV considers Giambrone's expensing of one $10.00 cab fare to get to a date newsworthy while the other candidate, George Smitherman, the former Health Minister whose Ministry is now being exposed for serious scandals involving serious past and present financial mismanagement gets a pass, or at the very least kid glove treatment.

Note that Giambrone, the current Head of the TTC Commission normally takes the bus or walks and doesn't drive. A rather significant fact omitted in many of the "independent" and "objective" news reports.

I wonder when the last time was that Smitherman saw the inside of a bus or apologized to anyone for anything.
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