It’s been almost a month since Ontario’s former Attorney General, Michael Bryant, was charged with dangerous driving, and, criminal negligence causing the death of a cyclist, Darcy Allan Sheppard. The fact that Bryant hired a public relations firm which then launched a social media campaign, mostly on Twitter (@Bryantfacts), launched a debate about his ability to leverage power versus the cyclists’.
But the other side soon caught up: @Bryanttruths was launched for the dead cyclist. CBC Radio reporter, Johnny Keogh, produced this report on the technology spin, and the journalists caught in the middle.
LISTEN to Keogh’s report (3.29).