|Sean Holman - Public Eye Online|
My good friend Sean Holman has broken so many important and significant stories it's hard to list them. Check his website for the highlights, year after year.
What's critical to remember is that BC didn't support his efforts - sadly. I was one of the relatively few people who was a monthly donor to Public Eye but others who appreciated his groundbreaking reporting didn't bother to contribute - and Sean paid the price for years, carrying on as an unpaid public service.
Now there is an enormous hole in political journalism and all of us who are left have to do the best we can to sandbag the dike.
What pisses me off the most is that some champagne corks will be popped because a fearless reporter has been silenced, because dozens of untold stories will never see the light of voter scrutiny, because dirty deeds will go unpunished by the weight of public opinion.
Sean - you have done a great service to the province, but as the old saying goes, a prophet is unhonoured in his or her own country.
But you have honoured yourself with intrepid journalism and a burning sense of righteousness that will not go out.
Best wishes for whatever you do in the future and I know it will make a difference.
I just regret that a must-read publication has typed - 30- forever.