Sunday, April 10, 2016

Afraid to report the news

A story that appeared in the Chronicle Herald over the weekend has now been pulled.

And here is the statement put in place of the story.

Bullying is a sensitive subject. So is the integration of newcomers, particularly those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here. Our story was incomplete. More work needs to be done and will be done before the story is republished. We should have done better and we will.   - The Chronicle Herald, April 10, 2016

When does a paper apologize for writing a story? Rarely, but it seems in the case of Muslim refugees, immediately. Nor does the paper use the word Muslim in the original story, too cowardly to name the problem.

Sorry, but junior jihad has arrived in Halifax. This will only get worse. And apologies won't curb this problem, but will only enable it as cowardly behaviour always does.

It is terrifying how our media isn't covering it... maybe if we're nice to them, they won't hurt us. I believe this is the defining issue of our time.   - Eric Allen Bell

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