Saturday, April 19, 2008

Jim Travesty at it again

I really do despair of our journalists. What a drive-by smear:
...finding the billions needed to balance soaring operational costs against the bills now tumbling in from a Conservative spending spree that was often needed and sometimes a lobbyist's windfall.
Name one "lobbyist's windfall" (note definition 2): C-17s? Tanks? M777 howitzers? Nyalas? Buffalos and Cougars? Chinooks? UAVs? C-130Js? (Last three are still to come.)

What a load of codswallop. As far as I can figure the only really big equipment money so far has been for the C-17s, which have actually been delivered. Now, if you're really looking for lobbyists, see the end at the second link above and also look at home at those not actually making the new equipment acquisitions.

Earlier Travesties are here and here (a great piece of work by Babbling).

Update: Something of which Mr Travesty seems oddly unaware (are you surprised?)--a real lobbying windfall should the Airbus A400M (read the link for latest "facts" from Airbus) have won a Canadian contract as either our strategic or tactical airlifter.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traversty is a prime example of the Liberal Party of Toronto's knee jerk adversity to anything and everything military. If you don't have a real story, invent one, make up "facts", create controversies and smear what you can't understand because your little pea-brain refuses to accept the reality of the necessity of a functional, competent military in our modern, complex world.

The again, he has his audience - the one that reads the Star and watches the socialist mumbo-jumbo crap on CBC.

The more he writes stories riddled with errors, invented facts and drive by smears, the more he reveals what a fuzzy headed duffus he really is.

Maybe he'll get laid off in the next round of TorStar cuts as the company continues to lose revenues.

We can only hope he gets his just reward.

8:13 p.m., April 19, 2008  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

Fred: But then maybe CBC Newsworld would hire him!


8:16 a.m., April 20, 2008  

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