Letter to CTV News
posted Dec 6, 2005 at 11:14PM
As someone who follows the stockmarkets quite closely I can assure you that people use the Stockhouse Bulletin boards to spread rumours...to pump and/or bash stocks every single day. I bet you dollars to donuts that whoever posted that so called "leak" was someone who was simply speculating on the decision, and had postioned his bet accordingly. Anyone who was following the issue could come up with the wording, as all sides of the issue had their catch phrases in place.
The fact that that CTV would use a posting from a bullboard (do you really want to know what the "bull" stands for?) as a basis for a story on a leak from the Finance Ministry shows that Canadian journalistic standards are following their US counterparts down the drain.