Since 2011, the people of British Columbia have been under the Christy Clark government. And what a ride it's been. If only the Harper government in Ottawa had not been going scandal for scandal, blunder for blunder with Victoria, imagine where the Left Coast would be now. Despite the numerous and obvious shortcomings, the aura of inevitability, popularity, competence, knowledge and honesty of this gang has been perpetrated and encouraged by the corporate media without interruption or a reality check.
The more questions that are asked by an exasperated public, the less investigative reporting the corporate media does. The more signs that appear portraying this government as dishonest, the greater the rhetoric about the political horserace instead of fact-checking and research. There is a lengthy list of items which individually or collectively could have finished Christy Clark and a multitude of Cabinet Ministers if the corporate media had an attention span longer than a gnat. They push to an unseen line, and no further. When there is real trouble, it is the media itself that comes up with a stretegy to weather the storm until the next one inevitably forms.
Merv Adey considers himself just another citizen, but one who had seen enough of the facade of political reporting from the old guard. From Merv's humble beginnings in political coverage starting with a conflict of interest escaping scrutiny, to invoking the disdain of the established "media", to the forgotten Boss Power scandal, to the respected website BCVeritas.com where his work can be found, British Columbians can count on him to deliver.
We will take a good look at the Haida Gwaii school grant scandal, the Lax Kw'alaams LNG "deal" confusion and lies, and the Health Ministy firing scandal. It's only the beginning in BC's recent descent, Christy style.
The first in a series of BC-centric episodes from TVUH