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Scandal overblown by media

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With respect to the Nov. 22 story PMO meddling 'disturbing,' and many more on the same topic which have preceded it, the furor over the Senate spending scandal has virtually depleted all the oxygen from the seat of our national government, and one is inclined to ask for what reason and at what cost.

Boiled down to its logical explanation, it seems four senators, at least, as a result of in part inadequate and ineffective rules, regulations, management and administration, have taken advantage of the people of Canada, possibly with criminal intent, to the tune of approximately $500,000. It is not an impossible task to investigate with a simple means to correct.

These events have caused, and will continue to cause, a monstrous waste of time and money and other costs, which will impact negatively on this country for a very long time.

The genesis of, and driving force behind, this overblown circus is the media. Notwithstanding a late run for an Oscar by Tom Mulcair and a number of supporting actors in the opposition, the mayhem and overkill have been caused by the media.

The efforts of the media in this regard have been hugely deficient, negative and disruptive to the interests of the public.

Straight, honest-to-goodness reporting of real facts, with no spin, no convenient half-truths and personal political opinion clearly and identifiably shown with the byline, is all that is required from the media.

We do not have a Senate problem nearly as much as we have a media problem.

BILL STEELE

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 23, 2013 A16

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