The hypocrisy in each case approaches satirical levels, yet each happened today!
This will come as quite a shock to many, since I’m a long time Green voter, but I’m endorsing Trudeau for PM, but think his party needs to start advising him better immediately after the election. This endorsement surprises even me, because I didn’t wake up knowing I was going to make it, I just got a giggle in my head when I thought of doing it, and it seemed like a good joke to make.
At least I’m free to make my endorsement as I see fit, no matter how ill advised.
Here’s a fun way to learn about the Conservative Party of Canada.
Reminds me of how I speak of Prime Minister Harper while on Twitter, I reference this guy instead:
Amanda Lang still hasn’t been suspended from reporting for the CBC. Meanwhile, Global did a little required housecleaning.
“When people say they have no politics, it means that their politics aligns with the status quo. None of us are unbiased, none removed from the question of power.” – George Monbiot
Top notch blogger Alison at Creekside has been finally getting well deserved links from big media like CanadaLand and The Guardian regarding this story she broke 2 years ago.
Ancient years ago, about 6, CBC journalists could be heard explaining to crowds how bloggers might one day be eating their lunch, but for the time being the responsible journalism was being done by the Main Stream Media.
Then an armed gunman shot a soldier at the War Memorial before charging into Parliament with a rifle. Peter Mansbridge reported there were “reports” of a shooter at the nearby Rideau Centre. People hunkered down at the Chateau Laurier hotel on the other side of the Canal. In hindsight these were reasonable precautions given erroneous or exaggerated reports of there being another shooter seen coming out of the car of the first. Also in hindsight, it was a mistake to report them because the information turned out to be misinformation, and were never properly confirmed. Ivison reported there were two people coming from the car, and that Canada had lost its innocence. The shooter made it past second base, I suppose, but Canada is no virgin. Ivison remained wrong on both claims.
At least one journalist figured it out:
Ottawa journalists are too close to the story to be objective, as Mitrovica made very apparent:
If you’ll allow me to recycle one tweet from my last blog post about this subject, Frank Magazine raises an important question that applies to the supposed benefit of having live, unconfirmed news coverage of an active shooting scare:
If you write only one sentence paragraphs, it makes you look like a poet.
You should try this too.
Write only one line, then start another.
See what happens to your writing.
You might be surprised.
In the end, you could be disappointed.
Hopefully, you’ll want to share your rambling nonsense with the rest of us.
You’ll never be quoted if you don’t start writing one-liners.
One of the not-so-solemn duties of the blogosphere is to hold the Main Stream Media in check when they go a little astray. I’m not sure if I should hold Andrew Coyne’s hand as I walk him back to where he was a week ago, or if I should slap it for being caught in the Conservatives’ propaganda cookie jar. Mmmm, raisins.
Here’s where Coyne was last week:
Here he was 3 weeks ago:
Now, on to a new target; starting a new news cycle so we don’t get bored worrying about how a secretive, extortive Prime Minister is running his office or his party:
You know you’ve taken a wrong turn, when Sun News is gloating that you’re trying to do their job as Conservative Propaganda Distributor (CoPD):
COPD is a fatal lung ailment, brought on typically through a sufferer’s own abuse through repeated consumption of harmful material (smoking). CoPD is killing the usefulness of political pundits, who’ve consumed so many Conservative propaganda attack ads, they’ve begun to accept them as fair ways to frame criticism of targets in those ads.
Any message from a political attack ad should be taboo for a political pundit on TV who isn’t paid by a political party. These messages have been crafted, after they’ve been study-grouped to gauge their psychological damage. To later become a distributor of such a message should be the greatest sin of journalism.
Coyne: “the reach of Justin Trudeau’s intellect keeps exceeding its grasp”
Conservative propaganda since last year: #InOverHisHead
Yeah, the attack ad was dumb. It’s also working on even a leading Canadian political commentator who recently was concerned that Trudeau’s opposition is BLACKMAILING A SENATOR.