24 hours backs off on story about Mayor Gregor Robertson's alleged media hit list
On September 3, I wrote a blog post questioning if Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson was the victim of McCarthyism in relation to reports of a so-called Vision Vancouver list of "media enemies".
Today (September 7), 24 hours published the following "clarification" about its story last week on the matter:
"Last week 24 hours reported an anonymous informant claimed a media 'hit list' was created by a group that included Mayor Gregor Robertson's assistant Kevin Quinlan. At this point in time that information should be considered rumour as we have not been able to prove it to our satisfaction. We continue to investigate and will apprise you of any further developments."
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