Updated: Nov 17
Sent: January 26, 2022 11:21 AM To: BRODIE FENLON <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: CBC Ombud <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Michael.email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Tara Moriarty - "Infectious Diseases Researcher"
Good morning CBC,
Oh look, it’s another day of CBC intentionally spreading misinformation – it’s too bad my media bingo card is already full for this category! Saturday was a banner day, when you alleged that hundreds of truckers in Vancouver were driving to protest potholes, then accompanied the article with a photograph of a truck with an upside-down Canadian flag (the international signal for “country in distress”). Then today you decided to up the ante, and describe Tara Moriarty (in your article “Researcher defends work after Sask. premier calls COVID-19 death study ‘misinformation’”) as an “infectious diseases researcher”. While that is technically correct, in order to give the reader a full understanding of Ms. Moriarty’s credentials, you should have provided her CV as listed on the University of Toronto’s website: Ms. Moriarty is an associate professor in the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, who also studies “blood-borne bacterial pathogens like Borrelia burgdoreri (the causative agent of Lyme disease)”. Her specialties are “oral pathology and cancer” as well as “microbiology”, per the site. Nowhere in Ms. Moriarty’s description, or listing of published papers, is there any claim that Ms. Moriarty is a statistician, a modeller, a virologist, or an epidemiologist. Ms. Moriarty is, however, one of the CBC’s favourite kinds of “expert”: a “queer researcher” who appears to put more emphasis on the “queer” than the “researcher”.
I note that the credentials of the other authors of the task force study that you cite within the article are similarly stellar: Anna E. Boczula appears to be a PHD student in the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, but doesn’t have a web page and the worldwide web does not reveal expertise in modelling or virology (or published articles), Eemaan Kaur Thind describes herself as a “professional plant doodler” and “henna artist” on Facebook who has previously studied dentistry, physics and public health emergency preparedness (but currently appears to provide henna tattoos as her source of income - kumbaya), Janet McElhaney (who died 4 months after the study was published) was a professor who specialized in “initiatives that continue to support [Health Sciences North] in becoming a more evidence-based senior-friendly hospital”, and Nora Loreto is an “independent journalist” who described of the Humboldt Broncos accident: “I’m trying to not get cynical about what is a totally devastating tragedy, but the maleness, the youthfulness, and the whiteness of the victims are, of course playing a significant role.” Keep it classy, Nora. Everyone is equal in society – except for white males and the unvaccinated, of course.
The clear bias, and lack of credentials, of all of the experts of this “task force” are obvious; and that is before we even investigate their relationship to the University of Toronto which, as the CBC knows (but would never in a million years report), has ties to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (“DLSPH”) which “receives funding from government, philanthropic, not for profit and private sector organizations. Private sector funding sources inclu
de vaccine manufacturers.” When one pokes further, DLSPH discloses “engaged partnerships” with the World Health Organization and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, which is partnered by the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank and the Gates Foundation. Gavi accepts donations from “corporate partners; . . . vaccine manufacturers; . . . research and technical institutes; and implementing country governments.” (https://www.gavi.org/our-alliance/about)
Your reporting would be laughable, if it were not so dangerous and treasonous to the country. I’m cc’ing Premier Scott Moe as he should perhaps launch an inquiry into the CBC’s role in manifesting COVID-19-related fear and hypochondria in this country, as well as its role in promoting COVID-19 misinformation.
Also, if you want to try reporting honestly, take a stab at the fact that more than 80% of Canadian citizens, and millions of people worldwide, support the Freedom Convoy 2022, but here we are again with the broken record CBC parroting our Crime Minister’s unsubstantiated accusations that regular Canadians are terrorists, racists, misogynists and “anti-vaxxers”, whatever that means. Blood
money doesn’t even begin to cover the description of the CBC’s role in these heinous violations of the Canadian constitution, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Nuremberg Code.
I also note that the CBC seems to disfavour publishing the names of its “journalists”. Is this because their last names are “Trudeau” and “Butts”?
If karma exists, I wish you all Godspeed.