Free Press story reports truth about Asper/Richardson fundraising stunt, replaces it with propaganda
Their flirtation with the internet is bringing them nothing but grief, as their manipulations of the news are being exposed by their own website postings.
Yesterday on the show we read aloud from the post on the WFP website about the fundraising stunt by the Friends of Upper Fort Garry. In conjunction with CJOB, two famous millionaires pretended to spontaeneously add $500,000 each to the Friends campaign to raise $3.5 M to "save" the Fort (though no one has explained what it is being saved from). The Freep's first story exposed the stage-managed donations.
Within minutes of reading that story on the air, a new version appeared online which wiped out all references to what really happened on CJOB and tried to wrap the Friends in the flag of protecting Manitoba's history against rapacious land developers.
But thanks to the magic of cut and paste, we hav…