Check your facts!
Jason Cherniak just reported that the NDP has an anti-semitic candidate by the name of Stacey Douglas. It's obvious that Cherniak salivates over every negative rumour that comes out about the NDP, but he should really do more diligent fact-checking before he hits the "publish" button. Especially when his only source is another hyper-partisan Liberal blogger.
The actual NDP candidate for Scarborough-Agincourt was nominated last night. His name is Simon Dougherty and he was uncontested. (I bet as soon as he realizes his mistake Cherniak will be madly googling poor Dougherty)
Ha. This totally made my day.
Here are screenshots of the post in case Cherniak deletes it:
Cherniak needs to either get rid of this post or explain why he posts things that aren't factually accurate.
Cherniak has taken it down. But here is a screenshot of the post in the feed on Proggressive Bloggers. Go vote for it!
UPDATE 3- By special request
So if you look in the comments, you will see that Cherniak has reposted his defammatory post and requested that I update as well. I will indulge him. Sorry I did not update as soon as you posted your update Jason, but I couldn't stay home watching your blog and hitting the refresh button every few seconds, as I had an energizing Jack Layton event in Vancouver to go to.
Here is the link to the Elections Canada site where you can see who the confirmed candidates are. If you download the list, you will see that Dougherty is listed as the NDP candidate for Scarborough-Agincourt. Just a tip: until they are posted on this list (not too hard to find btw- surprised that you didn't locate it yourself), or another official-type list, people should not be reported as candidates unless you were at the nomination meeting to witness their candidacy yourself. But thank you for letting us all know that someone else got it wrong too. That's much better than say, apologizing.
UPDATE 4- Now I am annoyed
Jason Cherniak is a child. He has now changed the name of his post to read "NDP fired candidate who was anti-Israel." No apology for getting it wrong or leaving his smear up for a whole day. And he has left the body of the post intact so now it seems like the NDP went and fired her yesterday (not the case). On top of this he has changed the date and time of his original post. Somebody is trying to get to the top of the feed readers. Tsk.
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