In just one month reporter Jane Taber has written many stories, and while she's written nine on Conservative Party internal memos attacking their opponents, she's written none on any memo from the Liberals or any other party.
The reason for concern in writing stories on these memos is that Jane Taber is merely reprinting the attacks within the Conservative partisan documents and distributing them to a national audience. So where before these memos would be seen by a few party members, now they are appearing to thousands of Canadians.
Of course there would be no problem if Jane Taber included reports on other parties internal memos, but she does not. And only to further discredit any journalistic credit she may have, the fact that she has often reported these Conservative party memos as "internal" makes one wonder how then has she repeatedly gained access to them. Memos that get continually released to the press are not "internal" by any standard.
With Jane Taber's clear preference for the Conservative Party, I defy anyone to find a reporter more biased.
Below is a list of Jane Taber's more current examples of bias:
Mar 24 - Thinkers conference or 'academic fantasyland'?
"In an internal party memo, Tory officials note that the speakers coming to the conference – Canada 150: Rising to the Challenge – are not representative of the country. “Two-thirds of guest speakers are male, and only five guest speakers are visible minorities,” says the memo distributed to MPs and other Conservative supporters. "Mar 23 - Ann Coulter attacks gays and Muslims; Tories attack medical doctors
"Stephen Harper’s Tories, likely feeling the heat from their missteps on contraception and maternal health, are taking on the Toronto Liberal MP and medical doctor.
Seizing on remarks that Dr. Bennett made in the local Parliament Hill newspaper, the party sent out an internal memo yesterday accusing of her diminishing the role of stay-at-home mothers."
Mar 22 - Tories blast Gilles Duceppe's relentless bid to 'create squabble and division'
“Gilles Duceppe shows once again that he is always trying to create squabble and division, only to justify his obsession to hold a referendum on sovereignty in Quebec, as soon as possible,” according to the internal missive to MPs and supporters early this morning.
Mar 19 - Is Michael Ignatieff engaging with youth or using kids as props?
“Ignatieff’s Liberals shouldn’t use our kids to promote their political agenda,” says a new Tory internal memo, dripping with outrage and incredulity. “It just demonstrates that Ignatieff isn’t in it for Canadians. He’s just in it for himself.”Mar 16 - Tories pounce as 'Ignatieff prorogues himself'
"After withstanding the slings and arrows of the opposition over their decision to prorogue Parliament, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are turning the tables on Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals.
“After Eight Days, Ignatieff Prorogues Himself…,” is the headline of an internal memo sent by Tory party officials in which they note the Liberal Leader was a no-show in the House of Commons Monday"
Mar 12 - Statscan good, Kevin Page bad, PMO says
"Stephen Harper’s strategists have been very busy spinning. Yesterday, they fired off an internal memo criticizing the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page.
This morning they were crowing in another internal memo about the latest Statistics Canada numbers, showing the unemployment rate has dropped from 8.3 per cent to 8.2 per cent, with the economy added nearly 21,000 jobs last month."
Mar 10 - Tories question Michael Ignatieff's economic chops
"Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are questioning Michael Ignatieff’s leadership on the economy – especially his declaration that the economy is his priority.
The criticism comes in an internal party memo to Tory MPs and supporters. “The Ignatieff Liberals didn’t even bother to move an amendment on the budget, a fairly routine Parliamentary process,” it says. “Even Stéphane Dion managed to do this when he was Liberal leader in 2008.”
Mar 9 - PMO harpoons Liberal divisions on seal hunt
"The Prime Minister’s Office is accusing Michael Ignatieff of playing politics with the seal hunt and the lives of those who depend on it after a Liberal Senator reintroduced his bill to ban the hunt.
In an internal memo to Conservative MPs and supporters, PMO strategists also suggest the Liberal Leader is a weakling for not being able to unite his caucus on an issue that he says he supports."
Feb 25 - NDP and Tories face off over sports funding
"The Prime Minister’s Office fired back in an internal memo to Conservative supporters and MPs: Under the headline, “Politics and the Podium”, the PMO strategists wrote: “Instead of joining millions of their fellow Canadians in cheering on our Olympic athletes, the NDP today decided to do politics instead.”
Jan 24 - Conservatives lash out at 'King of Prorogues'
"In an email message sent to Conservative MPs and supporters, the PMO notes that "senior Liberals" seem bent on partisan attacks on the "routine parliamentary procedure" while the government attends to Haitian eartquake relief and federal budget consultations."(Note: Jane Taber has written far more stories in her career that are dependent on Conservative memos than the list above contains)