The above headline worthy of the satirical news site The Onion, was seriously posted on CTV’s website to reporter Christina Commisso’s Stockholm Syndrome-story on the violent, car-jacking New Brunswick First Nation protesters:
“What the RCMP have put our people through, it’s almost horrendous, if I can say the least,” Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Aaron Sock told reporters at a news conference Monday. “But one of the things that our community does well is heal.”
“People were violated, people were humiliated and people were injured greatly by what has transpired here,” Sock told reporters. “It’s a great injustice and Canada should not stand for the use of that kind of injustice against peaceful people.”
Did Commisso keep a straight face when she wrote that along with this gem:
“One of the things that really makes me wonder is how much the federal government tends to cut programs to First Nations, yet we have a surveillance airplane,” he said. “Could you imagine how much money that is costing the government just for little old Elsipogtog,” he said.
You’ll also notice no mention of the IEDs that were found by the RCMP.
Off the top of my head, here are a few future headlines we can look forward to from CTV:
- ‘FNs willing to forgive CTV crew for leaving vehicle behind in protest area’
- ‘FN terrorist who blew arms off RCMP officer willing to forgive’
Actual CTV headline: “NB First Nation prepared to forgive RCMP” | BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all...