No double checking @ The Ottawa Citizen when forwarded info from police

I have spoken with Claire Brownell who handed my call 2 David Wrigley @ The Ottawa Cititzen. That conversation I recorded. U can listen 2 it right here:

phone Interview with David Wrigley @ The Ottawa Citizen

where David Wrigley from the Ottawa Citizen admits 2 not checking the info coming from police and naively claims, “there is no political agenda”, never having researched any of what was just published.

After I voiced my concerns about the false statements on the website of The Ottawa Citizen from the 19. March, the mistake was hastily corrected, obviously without any additional research or double checking on the content on my input, and remained wrong, as The Saudi-Embassy is on Sussex Drive over looking the Ottawa River, not in the Byward Market, as I explained while on the phone with David Wrigley.

Also, still no word about the protest against the security forces sent into Bahrain by the United Arab Emirates.

Most troubling to me here is the fact that the reader is led 2 believe, that there is actual reporter staff on site when really, info originating within the police makes it into the headlines without any professional editor reviewing and fool proofing that info.

Protesters target Saudi Embassy
OTTAWA – Police have closed Boteler Street between Dalhousie Street and King Edward Avenue for a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy Saturday afternoon.

Police said about 450 people took part in the demonstration, which started on Parliament Hill and then marched, late Saturday afternoon, to the Saudi Embassy in the ByWard Market. Police said the demonstration is peaceful and the road closures are in place to ensure public safety.

Bahrain does not have an embassy in Canada.

Recent pro-democracy protests in Bahrain have been violently repressed by the government.

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