Irresponsible? Yes! And, from my favourite journalist in the country at that!!!
I'm not even going to link to her article as that would be giving it some form of credence. The media in this nation has sunk to depths that we have never, ever seen before in this country. No wonder bloggers and the likes are now being named as sources of information for the general public.
We shouldn't be surprised though given the way that Ottawa operates these days with all sense of decorum fallen by the wayside. Where mud - and the slinging thereof - seems to be the order of the day. Where a person's private life and reputation is at stake on a daily basis. But I digress.
Back to the topic at hand. When a nationally published journalist and respected author such as Susan Delacourt begins to write articles based on rumours we, as Canadians, are screwed. We're screwed.
It means that the the days of responsible journalism are over. You know, the days when FACTS meant something. It means that the media has succumbed to the hyperbole of spin. It means there is no time for "original thought" anymore.
And what? Susan couldn't even name the so-called "Conservative government official"? So she writes an article, based on a rumour, and was suggested by an unnamed source? Now that, my friends, is what we call horseshit!