While at The Vancouver Sun, Public Eye reported on a sophisticated anti-provincial New Democrat Website that ran afoul of British Columbia election rules. The now offline site - NDP Fairytales - used a narrated cartoon to compare current party leader Carole James with past premier Glen Clark. Clever. But there were just two little problems. Number one: the site wasn't registered as a third party advertiser - a violation of the Elections Act. And number two: Elections British Columbia couldn't contact the violators because the Web address for NDP Fairytales had been registered using an American company called Domains by Proxy Inc., which purchases domain names for clients who want to keep their identities anonymous. But, following inquiries by your humble organ, the provincial agency contacted the company and managed to get them to cough up a name: Yaletown resident Eunji Jung - who, on Wednesday, was forced to file the appropriate registration papers.
So why is all this important? Well, NDP Fairytales looked very similar to another more controversial anti-New Democrat Website - The No-Tell Motel. That site, also registered anonymously through Domains by Proxy, suggested Ms. James was having sexual relations with union leaders. As expected, the Liberals have repeatedly denied having anything to do with both sites. But, at publication time, Public Eye has been unable to speak with Mr. Jung about these matters.
His cell phone appears to have been turned off and, thanks to intrepid 24 hours reporter Irwin Loy, Public Eye can report he is not listed as currently living at the address he provided to Elections British Columbia. Any further information from Public Eye readers about Mr. Jung would be helfpul. A version of this article was originally published in today's edition of 24 hours.