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Old 13-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Danielle Smith's husband

Do you think Smith's husband, David Moretta, who is an executive with Sun Media, influenced all the media to spread corrupted, dishonest, wicked, American-style Wildrose propaganda?

Yes, almost all the comments and polls from the Edmonton Sun and the Calgary Sun are pro-Wildrose. So, it is a strong possibly that the media and the populists want to control the government through the parallel power.

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Aristotle said that many are more difficult to corrupt than the few. Hardly an argument for those in favour Smith.
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Old 13-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Nemic the boogyman........................IF there was any proof of this the CONS would have been crying foul weeks ago. Redford already proved in the Debate she has a problem with honesty when she disputed being quoted from the Legislature Hansard, how she has now changed positions AGAIN. Vote ABC (Anyone But Conservative).
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Old 13-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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Its a bit of a ridiculous suggestion, the Sun has always been conservative in a tabloid sort of way, they would support Wild Rose regardless.
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Old 13-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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I think the media in general has really jumped on the Wildrose's bandwagon. To me, it seems like they've already been declared the winner.
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Old 13-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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no evidence of that post # 1
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Old 14-04-2012, 07:10 AM   #6
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no evidence of that post # 1
Well actually, wouldn't that linkage form part of any body of evidence?

All the bold font emphasis in Nemic's posting makes me want to ask if there is any direct connection between Nemic and any competing political party. Maybe Nemic's should have disclosed her/his interests or agenda.
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Old 14-04-2012, 07:12 AM   #7
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The Edmonton Sun is hugely pro wildrose. I wish I could vote wildrose, I agree strongly with their values but I love Edmonton more then I love the province and Edmonton will get the shaft from this Calgary based party.
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Old 15-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #8
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I think Albertans are truly blind to think the media did not have a part in the Wildrose rise to power. Before anyone was talking about these people (years ago) they were putting out articles on how the Wildrose is the new party, the new right wing, ect ect.

Doesnt surprise me in the slighest that D.Smith husband works for the Sun.

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Old 15-04-2012, 05:08 PM   #9
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we need is no based Party for alberta, so in this way, Calgary or Edmonton will not be shafted by newly based party.
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Old 15-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #10
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There are counterpoints of information as ctv is reporting:

http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loc...ub=CalgaryHome
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Old 18-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #11
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I thought I'd never vote PC:

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:03 AM   #12
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Wildrose leader's husband quits job as Sun TV executive

EDMONTON - Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says her husband, veteran journalist David Moretta, has stepped down from his position as a senior executive at Sun TV.

“We don’t want it to look like he is trying to influence the news coverage, we don’t want his employer to have any allegations that in some way they are being biased, so we had to make the decision for him to leave,” Smith said Monday, one day after announcing the resignation on the social media network Twitter.

“We knew it would become increasingly difficult for him to be able to do his job without the perception of conflict of interest,” she said.
“At this point, it’s too difficult for him, working in a Calgary newsroom with the amount of attention that both the newspapers as well as the national network are paying to provincial politics.”

Moretta’s terms of employment prevent him from speaking publicly about his departure. A spokesman for the Sun News Network also declined to comment, citing the company’s human resources policy.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...370/story.html
Nice to know the wild-royal couple has come to the conclusion that the damage is done. Everyone knows, after all of the Danielle Smith cheerleading during the election campaign, that Sun Media's reputation and credibility is shot.

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:43 AM   #13
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you would have to have reputation and credibility in the first place in order for it to become "shot".
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #14
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The Wildrose party is simply getting rid of any and all liabilities.
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“So long as (Moretta) is there, readers, viewers will assume the newsroom can never report anything negative about Smith and the party, that they cannot editorialize against them, that when an election comes they cannot report objectively,” Russell said.

“That’s the danger. It’s all about credibility, and without credibility we (journalists) have nothing.”

In an attempt to address allegations of bias, Sun TV had Moretta sign a written agreement that restricted his influence over coverage of Alberta politics. Russell said such internal memos would do little address public concerns about influence and bias.

Further, Russell said there is a risk that reporters working in the Sun newsrooms would self-censor, knowing that a key executive is married to the Wildrose leader.

“Nobody is going to say critical things about the boss’s wife,” he said.
If the Sun and the Smith's were worried about the perception of conflict of interest, why didn't David Moretta resign before the election campaign?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:46 AM   #16
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^ Lessons learned...

Lake of fire anyone?!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #17
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How is Sun TV doing anyway? It's highly probable that, as EDP states, removal of liabilities is at the core of this, but I also wonder if it might be "rats leaving the ship"?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:09 AM   #18
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The wildrose isn't going anywhere...

There are social and fiscal right leaning people in this province... that voice isn't going to go anywhere and needs a palce in the legislature.

it is my belief that this voice is no longer strong enough to form a gov't however.
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I'm not talking about Wildrose going anywhere; I'm talking Sun TV as a 'viable' operation, it might be as much or more about career opportunity for Moretta as WR fortunes.
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^ OOOO I get ya...

The Suncore Media ship and not the WRP ship
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How is Sun TV doing anyway? It's highly probable that, as EDP states, removal of liabilities is at the core of this, but I also wonder if it might be "rats leaving the ship"?
I wonder if it might be as well. It seems wrong that just being a politicians spouse limits your career opportunities (regardless of which party your spouse is in).
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #22
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maybe he'll move to eckville to start a media outlet that has the true pulse of Alberta ...............
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