Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Where is the Bloody Edmonton Journal? 

Today about seventy five folks who are upset about CBC's axing of Don Hill gathered outside the downtown Edmonton CBC studios. There were banners, bull horns, and four Provincial Opposition MLA's. There were a number of speeches from the MLAs and others plus lots of enthusiastic applause.

What wasn't there was anyone from the Edmonton Journal. You know, reporters coving the news like reporters usually do. They were invited, just like they were invited to a similar rally at the same location a couple of weeks ago. They didn't show up at that one either.

One of the MLAs who spoke was David Swann, the new Liberal member from Calgary-Mountain View. He was the Medical Officer of Health for the Palliser Health Authority who Klein fired for speaking out in favour of the Kyoto Protocol. He, like Don Hill, knows what it is like to be fired for exercising his right to free speech in Alberta. Klein had to back down and offer Swann his position back (which he didn't accept).

When is CBC going to re-hire Don Hill to his position as host of Wild Rose Forum?

Who knows. But there are a lot of people who are going to keep after the CBC until they get some answers.

But there is another very chilling thing going on. The mainstream media just are not covering this story and it's not just the Edmonton Journal, it's all the papers, radio and TV stations in the Province. Has the word come down to our Alberta media that the Don Hill firing, and particularly the topic he was exploring when he got fired are best left alone? If you wonder what the topic was, think Enron, fraud, Alberta electricity deregulation, millions lost and you'll get the picture.

Well, let's ask some people at the Edmonton Journal and see what they say. To make that easy for you the technical staff here at Ralph's World have provided the names, titles and e-mail addresses of some of the folks at the Edmonton Journal who might be able to help. They have even provided pictures to help you choose an honest face. Here's all you do.
  1. Pick out you favorite Edmonton Journal person below.
  2. Click on their e-mail address - this will start your e-mail program
  3. In the subject line of your e-mail put something like The Don Hill Affair - Where are you?
  4. Write whatever you want but at a minimum ask the following. Why has the Edmonton Journal decided not to cover the firing of Don Hill by CBC?
  5. As a favour, please cc us at johnnyslow@gmail.com so we know you care. Please!
  6. Finally, if you ever get a response back, please e-mail it to us and we'll compile a summary of what the Edmonton Journal has to say on this matter and publish it here at Ralph's World.

OK. That's it. Scroll down to pick out your favorite Edmonton Journal person and write away.

Graham Thompson

Paula Simons

Alan Kellogg

Scott McKeen

Lorne Gunter

Terry McConnell

Linda Hughes
President & Publisher

Allan Mayer (picture not available)
Editor-in Chief

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