Journalists Are Criticizing Scheer’s Conservatives For Untruthful Allegations
Canadian journalists are finally catching on to the fact that Andrew Scheer and his Conservatives have a loose relationship with the truth after multiple misstatements and bald-face lies.
On Sunday, September 1st, Scheer tweeted that UK convicted child murder Jon Venables might be moving to Canada. The allegation was false and the UK government issued a statement denouncing the rumour.
On Tuesday, September 17th, the Conservatives were forced to delete two tweets after they mistakingly alleged Trudeau was under RCMP investigation. Scheer also suggested the same thing in an interview.
More #fakenews from Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives. I’m losing track at all the misinformation they’ve keep putting out! Trudeau’s drink with Faith Goldy, Rick Mercer’s endorsement, and now a RCMP investigation! Vote responsibly on Oct. 21. #CDNPoli #elxn43https://t.co/8H8ji8fPAO— Tyler Watt ?? (@tylerwhat16) September 18, 2019
The Conservative war-room has been caught in a bald-faced lie today.— Mark Marissen (@marissenmark) September 17, 2019
This Brock Harrison guy isn’t some Young Tory tweeting from his basement, he is Andrew Scheer’s Director of Communications.
He has some explaining to do.#cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/KzzYs0xXBi
On the same day, a Burnaby Conservative riding association posted a fake quote from Rick Mercer. Mercer issued a statement denouncing the post, which was eventually removed. Conservatives claimed the doctored post was a joke.
“It was a joke, but all the lefties took umbrage with it, so we took it down” she said. “We were very surprised when people took it serious.”— Mimi Williams (@MimiProbably) September 17, 2019
Anyone else think using a person’s image & name without permission & adding a fake endorsement is funny? #cdnpoli https://t.co/ESWWcyJm22
Dear @AndrewScheer & good folks at @Cpc_hq – Your candidate in Burnaby North Seymour is distributing a Meme on social media with my face and the words “Vote Conservative” indicating it is a quote from me. Not true. All fake. Please Stop. #WhoAreThesePeople? #Cdnpoli #yuck— Rick Mercer (@rickmercer) September 17, 2019
Finally, Conservatives accused Justin Trudeau of consorting with Faith Golfy, in a clumsy attempt to draw attention away from Scheer’s many connections to her.
The Liberals quickly denied the allegation and pointed out Scheer’s many connections to Goldy and the far-right Rebel media.
In Andrew Scheer’s news conference today, he made reference to an allegation (that has surfaced on twitter) that Justin Trudeau has drinks with Faith Goldy. Here’s the liberal war room response: pic.twitter.com/tVVInKChQn— Katie Simpson (@CBCKatie) September 16, 2019
Journalists have been hesitant to call out misstatements. But after this month, more are questioning sheer volume mistruths and factual errors and how it undermines Scheer’s credibility.
Andrew Scheer has developed an unfortunate habit of making claims that prove to be false – Jon Venables, Faith Goldy and now RCMP commish.— John Ivison (@IvisonJ) September 17, 2019
En effet. And it undermines the credibility of his bid to become prime minister. https://t.co/AB073nfTN9— chantal hébert (@ChantalHbert) September 17, 2019