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Byrne offers up some propaganda of his own

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Nature abhors a vacuum, as the saying goes, but by golly you can always count on a politician to wade right in to fill those knowledge gaps with chatter.

Enter Gerry Byrne.

The provincial fisheries minister put himself in the middle of things this week when he commented on CBC coverage of the cleanup of dead salmon at an aquaculture operation on the south coast.

Byrne compared reporter Chris O’Neill-Yates’ photos of water tinged pink from salmon pigment being poured into the ocean to the images of dead seals on bloody ice that were often used as an emotional lever by animal welfare groups during the height of opposition to this province’s seal hunt.

“I’ve seen some very, very emotive issues when it comes to the seal hunt which do not reflect the realities,” Byrne said on CBC Radio’s “The Broadcast.”

“So I would caution, before anyone draws a conclusion.… Just think through how certain industries have been victimized by the production of images which may be far in excess of what is the truth of what’s happening here.”

CBC must have some kind of new-fangled fantastical cameras if they can produce images “which may be far in excess of what is........

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