Sunday, October 23, 2005

Burnaby Now nails TEAM's coffin shut

This Saturday's Burnaby Now was an assault on TEAM Burnaby from front to back. From Derek Corrigan's "In My Opinion" piece to Dan Hilborn's "In the Backrooms" column, the paper steamrolled the opposition, and particularly mayoral candidate Andrew Stewart, throughout the issue.

Mayor Corrigan runs the gamut of issues where TEAM is weak in his opinion piece: his defamation at the hands of the last TEAM mayoral candidate, ignorance of RCMP hirings, lack of understanding of the city's budget, and defense of taxation by referencing the Canadian Taxpayers Federation!

Hilborn's political tidbits begin with a story on a TEAM member, but certainly not a team player, having a meltdown at a Royal Oak area public forum. Rumours have been circulating as to what exactly happened at the event. Speaking to several TEAM supporters who were not at the event, they are unsure as to what occurred but are concerned about their slate's chances on November 19. The worst part of the whole story for TEAM was that Stewart wound up having to apologize for the poor behaviour of one of his followers.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Team Burnaby killed themselves. has nothing to do with the Now.

papers will only report what it sees.

No one to blame except Team Burnaby
themselves.

10/23/2005 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumours are that campaign managers Brian Bonney and Mark Robertson are being asked to leave both from above, BC Libs, and below, candidates and their supporters.

10/23/2005 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That'll never happen. Boring speculation. What's else is on
TV.

10/23/2005 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Burnaby Now is in the back pocket of the Corrigan boys. Not sure what TEAM can do about it right now except maybe focus on the News Leader who as of the last few years has gotten better than they were in the past. To the point that the NOW is looking a lot less credible than they used to not to mention their community reporting appears to have suffered (cutbacks?). Not fish wrap yet but getting there quickly.

10/23/2005 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big mistake there. Both papers will only report what it sees.

The Now is the larger distributed
newspaper. It's also been around
longer than the NewsLeader.

Be carful of speculation of the
paper being in Corrigan's pocket.

It's an old saw in politics. Blame the media for a party's or campaign's problems.

The first thing Team Burnaby should
do is find the source of their pathetic problems. First thing to do is look in the miror.

They've lost credibility and obviously don't know how to protect
credibility once it is obtained.

Team Burnaby (Team Bloy) is for
except two or three candidates is
pathetic. Seems to have a campaign
run by two people who don't know
what they're doing.

10/23/2005 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Burnaby Now is in the back pocket of the Corrigan boys."

- According to Harry Bloy, the Now was in the back pocket of Bart Healey (Bloy's main opponent in the last two provincial elections). Could it be that they are owned by the NDP, or is it just a case of sour grapes in the Now's general exposure of imcompetence?

10/24/2005 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More of Harry Bloy as usual doesn't know what the heck he is talking about.

The Now is not owned by the NDP
and never has been.

The Now and the Vancouver Sun
and Province will only report what it sees.

Strange that Mike Harcourt cried
foul over "media bias" when he
was Premier, but never did when
the press was against Bill VanderZalm.

Same could be said for the Liberals. Never heard them say
"media bias" when they were in opposition.

Team Burnaby is the source of
the problems, not the Now.

10/24/2005 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to disagree. The NOW does not provide a balance overall. Their cartoons and editorials rarely knock the BCA close to the election. Very evident and they dont appear to be doing much to hide it.

10/27/2005 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disagree. If a political group
wants media attention that's good,
don't do dumb things like Team Burnaby has a habit of doing.

If Team Burnaby actually did something right for a change, that would be news.

10/27/2005 5:57 PM  

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