It's always been a nothing story, made noteworthy because Harper has never actually said what he did with the wafer (example- I returned to my seat and consumed the host, simple, concise, nothing to see here). I find the glaring omission of the obvious telling, but that's just me I suppose. Instead of just clarifying any confusion from the tape, Harper decided to rail on the media, "a low moment in journalism" he argued.
Today we hear more from Harper, now it's part of an "agenda" from people that want to "drive a wedge between Protestants and Catholics". Leave it to low road Harper to turn this all into a conspiracy by certain people to cause religious discord. It's frankly amazing, the nonsense this guy can utter. If you follow Harper logically, he's basically saying the media are actively trying to sow division.
The real story here, AGAIN Stephen Harper uses any issue at his disposal to try and bolster his political standing. Turning it all on it's head, Harper positions himself as the champion of christian unity, fighting against the forces that wish to do them harm. This crap germinates in the same vein as his Ignatieff broadside at the G8 presser, never one to let a partisan chance pass without getting in his licks.
It was unfortunate, it was unfounded, it's laughable, I would never show a lack of respect for religious protocols, yada, yada, that's the simple proclamation. But no, this is about division in the land, shadowy attempts by the liberal media to "drive a wedge" amongst god fearing folk. It's all so crass and typical. If there are two things Stephen Harper knows well it's the "low" road and use "driving wedges", it's his forte.