Press: Sun Burned

Scandal bites back

Almost every week an editor or reporter somewhere seems to add yet another episode to a permanent serial titled " The Press Eats Its Own Words. " The latest chapter:

The front-page story in the Toronto Sun last month was a grabber. Reporters Donald Ramsay, 28, and Bob Reguly, 50, a prizewinning veteran, charged that John Munro, Canadian Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, had illegally benefited from inside information about the government's purchase of the giant oil company Petrofina. The account detailed Munro's alleged transactions, listing numbers of shares, dates and prices. Munro heatedly denied the...

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