Huffington Post Slammed For Biased Hit Piece On Andrew Scheer

Ian Brodie – who had first hand knowledge of what the Huffington Post was discussing – has debunked the piece.

The Huffington Post – the same paper that employs upcoming debate moderate Althia Raj – is being ripped following a massively biased hit piece on Andrew Scheer.

The article claims Andrew Scheer ‘agreed’ with anti-gay comments made by former MP Larry Spencer.

Yet, that has been decisively debunked by who were actually there:

“I can contradict Larry Spencer on this story that’s breaking tonight owing to first-hand experience.”

“At the time of Spencer’s comments, I was assistant chief of staff in Mr Harper’s office. After Mr Spencer was ejected from the Canadian Alliance caucus, I worked to sort out issues in Mr Spencer’s riding. This included dealing with the riding Association, Mr Spencer’s principal”

“donors and his staff. I don’t remember anyone agreeing with Mr Spencer’s comments. Andrew Scheer specifically agreed to stay behind for a short time to ensure”

“some constit files were closed out properly – passport problems, EI and so forth. Routine constituent services. He and everyone else knew these files mattered to the constituents seeking help.”

“But we all understood that Mr Scheer would remain with the party and agreed that Mr Spencer’s comments were not acceptable. He underlined that when he ran a few months later and defeated Mr Nystrom.”

“I don’t know why we are still discussing this more than fifteen years later. This entire issue was closed a very long time ago. I don’t know why Mr Spencer is saying something different now.”

“FWIW, at the time Mr Spencer felt he had a great deal of support back home, but in my calls around the riding with members, donors and staff it was clear he did not.”

“FWIW, at the time Mr Spencer felt he had a great deal of support back home, but in my calls around the riding with members, donors and staff it was clear he did not.”

“For what it’s also worth, I admired Andrew Scheer’s commitment to getting Mr Spencer’s constituents the kind of service they deserved. Even when politicians do or say terrible things, staffers who are really committed to public service focus on the needs of everyday Canadians.”

“Andrew Scheer sure did in 2003 and in my experience that’s never changed. In that sense, the Huffington Post story should be reassuring to the rest of us.”

The Conservatives also noted that they sent a response to the claims in the story, yet their response was NOT originally included in the story, a stunning omission.

“Here’s what was sent to HuffPo. Not quoted in the story.”

https://twitter.com/BrockWHarrison/status/1176681796295122945

This is disgusting garbage reporting from the Huffington Post, showing brutal bias. It’s another reason why Huffington Post employee Althia Raj should not be a moderator in the debate.

The anti-Conservative bias is probably giving the Liberals an extra 10 points in the polls, and just imagine how biased the debate will be. Disgraceful.

Spencer Fernando

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NancyW

It is a shame that all the Candidates’s would agree that they should not attend these fixed debates as t is set up only to help the Lieberal party, I have no interest in seeing this falsehood, I would love to see real debate or two in English. I believe Trudeau refusing to attend real English debates on a level playing field continues to show how fake lieberals are, carbon tax anybody? Just like the school children more or less given marching orders to skip school and protest for the UN climate energency. Better still in the USA they did… Read more »

Shawn Harris

And so, this what this election has come down to, a prolific lying PM, reduced to scary stories and fabrications of reality. In elections as in wars, the truth is the first casualty. Then again this revelation about the desperate attempts by a severely biased paid for media, Huffington Post, only highlights the massively glaring defects and flaws in Trudeau’s election reform laws. This kind of misleading bias masquerading as a news revelation or breaking story,( really a 15 year old story), is meant to grab the short attention span of low information, social media junkies, that highlight Trudeau’s election… Read more »

pancake rachel corrie

Huffpo is pure garbage I don’t know who reads that crap

Doug

eastern liberals

Bruno

I’m very suprised how certain journalist like to promote BS rather than looking real problems occurring under the watchful eye of the present government.Today I spoke to a friend of mine who is manager at one of the company’s here in B.C.He saidcertain employers through employment agencies receive employees, who buy the job.I knew about this for quite a while how these poor emmigrants have to buy a job.I would like to tell these certain journalist that they should be looking for real problems that we face under the present government. During the second world war I have lost my… Read more »