National Post of Canada Provides Platform for Fugitive Sex Offender
Someone at the National Post in Canada isn’t exercising much due diligence these days concerning sources for news articles posted at the newspaper’s Web site. An “uncategorized” article titled “Priest whose church was burned by mob jailed for breach of building code” was picked up on Thursday from the blog of a fugitive sex offender wanted on a warrant issued for his immediate arrest in the United States.
Former US resident Anton Hein (1996 photo left) is hardly a credible source for much of anything, but he runs a blog and assorted Web sites for profit from the Netherlands. Hein relies upon his Internet presence to sell Google ads and other assorted advertising.
The article picked up by the National Post isn’t an original news story and relied heavily upon other sources such as Compass Direct News.
Interestingly, Crosswalk (an evangelical Christian Web site) chose to go with the report by Compass Direct News rather than Hein, an evangelical and self-proclaimed “expert”.