Monday, February 26, 2007
News tomorrow on Basi, Virk, Basi trial
It's not up on their website yet (10:45pm) but they are often slow at night - too much sports talk goin' on for the (nolonger) Giant98 to keep things up-to-date I suppose.
For an hour or so, I held back on your report as I couldn't be sure whether I had received a few more pages from Ken Merkley's book (The Raid - A Novel) or the hottest-ever tip on the B.C. Rail affair.
Then came the Fowlie article in Vancouver Sun, which provided background confirmation that the documents filed were available for viewing.
Y'see, I just couldn't figure that you had access to documents filed in Supreme Court. Especially when Robin Mathews had been there yesterday morning, too, and had come up 0 for 0, and I had thought it was all my fault for not being able to confirm the hearing date -- which wasn't listed in Court Services; two queries to the Attorney General's Office went unanswered; so eventually I asked Bill Tieleman again.
Turns out it wasn't a hearing, it was a filing. Who knew? Who could imagine such intricacies? But having imagined it, I found it difficult to picture you with those filed documents actually in your hands, able to tell me all these things.
And remember, this came right on top of the Kim Bolan episode -- which began right here on my blog -- when Anonymous detected that a respected reporter had helped set off a firestorm of doubt on another issue ...
All of which, totalled up, Jeff, is to say that I thank you very much for your report. And if anyone asks me, I'll have to tell the truth: no, I don't know you, have never met you, and could not vouch for your statements.
Sigh. What a strange world this is.But thanks again.
I must admit that I agree with you 100% regarding the smell!