...When You've Got Phil Hochstein.
That's the header.
What is the evidence to back it up?
A statement from Mr. Dix?
A statement from the BCNDP?
A statement from a labour leader who has spoken to Mr. Dix and/or the BCNDP?
A thorough, critical unbiased analysis from a person or persons who are not Koch-Brothers-funded shills?
From the piece itself that just lies there, under both the header and JFowlie's byline:
...Looking ahead to a potential NDP government, critics are lining up with projections that Dix would hand significant power to big labour.
"I think there is no doubt in the business community's mind that Adrian Dix will try to stop the erosion of union density in British Columbia," said Philip Hochstein, president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association and an outspoken supporter of the B.C. Liberals.
"His goal is to grow the public sector," he added.
"I think the expectations in the public sector are huge. And I think he's got to deliver because his supporters are going to help him win."...
This type of bogus wedge-issue wurlitzering by the coalition of the willing (ie. the Lotuslandian CorpMedia) is precisely how the ClarkCampbellHochsteinFalconAbbottKinsellaOppalCollinsColemanJellyRollAccentureMaximusFortressMcLeanWalls government managed to get re-elected in 2005 AND 2009.
And it has to stop.
Given that, I will take no apologies from proPress-type folks who may say that this type of thing is just another example of how cutbacks are exacerbating the disconnect between reporters and header writers, especially not in the wake of all the swill that has been prop-washed through the VSun's editorial pages recently...
The pushback has begun folks.
And it is concerted, and it is orchestrated, and it is NOT fact-based.
Kudos to Rod Mickleburgh who toils for another media empire for noticing and getting this up on the Twit machine (and Brendon Walters for the re-tweet).
And yes, I did screen shoot the header on purpose, just in case....