Friday, January 08, 2010

"A Very Serious Issue"

8 comments:

Tof KW said...

RED ALERT, RED ALERT!
CTV just torpedoed the USS Stephen Harper!

I now do believe that the CPC is in serious trouble.

Steve V said...

He actually called the Liberal strategy "brilliant". Goodness.

Mark Francis said...

All this from Robert Fife, no less.

For all our differences, democracy is what we are supposed to have in common.

Steve V said...

Which makes the diasdain from all those populist Cons all the more amusing.

Gayle said...

"RED ALERT, RED ALERT!
CTV just torpedoed the USS Stephen Harper!

I now do believe that the CPC is in serious trouble."

They will try to find a way to bail them out.

Skinny Dipper said...

When Harper doesn't like democracy, he shuts it down.

Tof KW said...

Gayle said...
"They will try to find a way to bail them out."

Indeed, something to watch for from this point on. Will CTV continue down their new-found path of responsible, examinative journalism ...or go back to the opinion-based reporting in support of the Harper government.

Whichever is the case, I think Bob Fife can forget about following the Duffster into the chamber of sober second thought.

Gayle said...

I actually think Fife was embarassed that Duffy accepted the senate appointment - particularly because it included conditions Duffy agreed to adhere to.

Duffy's appointment undercut everything he ever did for CTV, since accepting that appointment and becoming one of the biggest partisan shills around reflects on CTV and makes them look like they share that partisanship. I think Fife has been distancing himself from Duffy ever since he became a senator.

While I understand that everyone has their own biases, I am not convinced the media, or any media organization as a whole, is biased (with the exception of the Post, the Sun chain and the Star - all of whom admit their bias). I think political reporters love a minority parliament because it keeps people more engaged. Once there is a majority most of us tune out until the election - that is not good for business.