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AdScam leak on web
U.S. BLOGGER BREACHES PUBLICATION BAN
By STEPHANIE RUBEC, SENIOR POLITICAL REPORTER
AN AMERICAN website has breached the publication ban protecting a Montreal ad exec's explosive and damning testimony at the AdScam inquiry. The U.S. blogger raised the ire of the Gomery commission this weekend by publishing extracts from testimony given in secret by Jean Brault last Thursday.
This newspaper report refers to an investigation on charges of high-level wrongdoing in Canada's Liberal Party by a commission that ordered news organizations not to reveal details from the proceedings, which are open to the public. But Ed Morrissey, a blogger from Minneapolis, has been violating the ban by posting detailed reports of the "Adscam" testimony. CNET has an excellent report about all this with links to pertinent sites and resources.
Here is the "rumour and speculation" about the alleged testimony in Captain Ed's Blog. The case itself is not so interesting, but the issues raised by this ban and the breach are spectacular.
Jane Taber reports on Captain Ed's blog (again) in this morning's edition of The Globe and Mail, showing why publication bans are a farce.