Thursday, February 01, 2007

The story that won't die

The National Post had the story in 2003 and spiked it. Still, it doesn't die, having a healthy run in the CBC, the Globe and Mail, and even on this blog. And it gets a little oomph today: KarlHeinz Schreiber, who, apparently, would like to cut a deal in Canada and sing like a little birdie about certain, er, disbursements to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and others, still has no takers.
Looks like he may just end up telling his stories in a German courtroom, unless he wants to spend the rest of his life in jail. The Supreme Court of Canada today pulled the plug on Schreiber's challenge to Canada's extradition treaty with Germany. Will the National Post send a reporter to Germany to cover the case? Hmm, budgets are tight, ya know.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you figuring a hidden agenda within the media here?

Ottawa Watch said...

Actually, no.
Only a retard, a douchebag, a pathological liar, a psychopath, or a combination of those things would suggest that.
In your case, you maye have been reading some amateur's column and come away from it with erroneous information.
I will try to help you.
The story has been all over the place. I think the police have shown a lack of interest, as have some media, like the National Post and the rest of the Aspertamed papers.
What troubles me is the lack of interest by Canadian authorities. If this case was investigated and found to be what people like Mercer claim it is, and charges were laid, there would be some serious media interest, both domestic and foreign.
In fact, the media seems to be the only group, except for Mercer and a few other politicians, who have broken a sweat on this story.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification Mark - I hope not to fall into any of the above categories. I take the Post as my daily paper and watch Global for my televised news (I do watch the National when I can stay awake that late)so that would explain my ignorance towards the media's take on this business.
If there is solid evidence on these guys I hope that they get nailed to the wall.

Ottawa Watch said...

My faith in the Mounties has never been lower. Time for them to do something right: get to the bottom of this and either clear Mulroney or lay charges.
If Mulroney is innocent, he is being treatedly shabbily. If he did take $300K in cash, Canadians need to know why.