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Bashir Mohamed @BashirMohamed
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Are there any non-white journalists/columnists that cover the Alberta legislature?

Seven vetted UCP candidates have made racist comments and a key member of Kenney's leadership campaign is a white supremacist.

I feel like this is not getting the coverage it deserves. #ableg
I mean look here:

"former campaign worker with alleged ties to white supremacists"

Why is it 'alleged' when there are posts of him making white supremacist statements and being a member of white supremacist groups.

cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
Whether you like this source or not it clearly shows that Adam Strashok lead a key part of Jason Kenney's war room. It's also clear that he is an open white nationalist.

There really isn't anything else here.

pressprogress.ca/meet-the-anti-…
There is also this guy who ran a page that called Black people unintelligent and promoted neo-nazi content. His name is Leslie Gillam.

He was the Vice President of the University of Calgary Campus Conservatives. Did anyone disavow him?

thegauntlet.ca/meet-the-u-of-…
There are also the 7 candidates who've made racist comments. Candidates who were vetted by the party and allowed to run.

Here, I made a handy excel sheet for anyone who doubts me. Keep in mind, this list does *not* include people like Strashok.

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
This is a very clear trend and it constantly seems like the UCP and those involved in the conservative movement get a pass time and time again.

Despite their consistent ties to white supremacists. For example, I can't recall an Alberta journalist pressing Kenney on this tweet.
It seems like every week they are facing a similar scandal. Yet, they consistently get a pass and nobody learns. Instead, UCP staffers get defensive on twitter when someone brings up their connections to white supremacists.
They gasp at the suggestion of them being close to white supremacists.

We have to understand that something about the UCP attracts these people. For example, more people *named* Todd have been disqualified for racism/homophobia in UCP races than any NDP, AB, Liberal race.
This is why I ask about those who cover these stories. It seems to me that there is an extreme lack of diversity in these newsroom and column spaces.

Which prevents the UCP and the conservative movement from getting the scrutiny they deserve before/if they end up holding power.
I've written about this consistently for the past couple years. Here are a couple threads for additional reading.

This thread is about the federal conservatives ties to white supremacists.

An in depth look into the candidates I listed on my excel sheet.

Anyways, my original question stands. I would love to find out if there are any diverse voices covering our legislature. The fact that I can't think of any off the top of my head disturbs me.

Please let me know if i'm wrong.
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