CORNWALL Ontario – That wacky Todd Lihou, pictured left, must’ve missed a few classes at J school or simply is ignoring certain principles of traditional journalism?
CFN is a Gonzo journal so we do have more latitude, but we adhere to certain basic principles; like telling the truth to the best of our knowledge and of course being clear and upfront with the public.
Mr. Lihou has now a few times written news pieces our election and termed my candidacy as a “long shot”.
Now in an opinion piece that’s fair dinkum. But in a news piece it’s a less than subtle ploy that plants that slag in viewers minds.
That’s not journalism.
Mr. Lihou has already established a personal bias against myself and CFN and clearly is being totally unprofessional in his news coverage. (Mr. Lihou has been a member of three facebook hate groups directed at CFN/SSN and myself)
Emails to TC media execs were not answered as of press time; but we will update as more information becomes available.
Elections are the exercise of a democratic society. Media have a responsibility and role to play in any election, but if the public is not informed or actually lied to; and omission of the truth is considered lying; how do they practice their democratic rights?
We owe it to our community to have as clean an election as possible; especially for those from outside our city considering moving here or bringing their business or investments to Cornwall.
Behaviour like Mr. Lihou’s does not belong in any professional traditional media outlet.