Comment 81564

By Kriv (anonymous) | Posted October 12, 2012 at 20:51:25

Hamilton badly needs some courageous investigative reporting. I had hoped we'd see that from the CBC. So far, I haven't. I don't know if this is because they don't want to take on some of these issues (due to fear, perhaps) or because they just aren't aware of them, but it's disappointing.

Probably the biggest elephant in the room is the Vranich family and their multitude of ties to the business and political leadership in the city. I won't libel anyone in this comment and I lack the substantive evidence required to lay out the real facts of the matter. That is the job of investigative reporters (or investigators of another sort). However, the public record on its own is full of clues as to where to look next, and yet, no one is looking.

Why? Is it fear? Fear of peering into these dark corners is justified and rational, but I expect more from journalists, especially those who are funded by the public purse. The public's interest is not served when journalists are afraid to carefully examine the many interconnected threads that make up the tapestry of rich and connected Hamiltonians. There is dirt there, and I'm willing to bet there's a lot of it.

At the very least, it'd be great for page views.

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