OMG. Praise the Lord and pass the garlic. I see the Dark Parson of the Manning Centre is blaming the media for the Senate scandal.
A great deal of media attention has been paid these past few months to the ethics, or alleged lack thereof, of senators Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy. Much less attention has been paid to the likelihood that the ethics of both are at least partially rooted in their training and experience as prominent members of the media.
And I see some in the media are firing back, albeit reluctantly.
Though I am not crazy about the media circling the wagons against criticism (we can be remarkably thin-skinned), I believe Mr. Manning deserves a reply, particularly because I have long respected and admired him.
By gently pointing out that one should not judge others, lest your own Cons be judged.
This current Prime Minister (I believe Mr. Manning is acquainted with him) tends more to see the media as more or less another tool of advertising; a way to “get the message out,” with the same function as Economic Action Plan ads on TV or cabinet-appointment announcements on Twitter. This is a case of being careful what you wish for: a Press Gallery with a beefed-up code of conduct, accountable to the citizens, would be in a position to demand much more access to the politicians than it currently receives.
Far too gently as far as I'm concerned. For such absolute nonsense deserves stronger criticism.
I mean can you imagine a Press Gallery tribunal accusing Mike Duffy of wanting to be a Senator too blatantly?
Do you think Ol' Duff couldn't have talked himself out of that one?
Of course he would.
But then I have to admit I don't admire or respect Parson Manning. I could never forgive him for having ridden into Ottawa with the worst posse of religious fanatics and filthy bigots this country has ever seen. And for turning our Parliament into a redneck rodeo.
So I would simply ask can you believe a Con talking about ETHICS?
Jesus, Jesus, that's a good one eh? Muahahahaha.
And how COULD the wacky old parson crucify the MSM, after the faithful way they kissed his Reform Con behind for YEARS. And still do. Judas !!!! Judas !!!!
Gawd. Is it simply dementia?
Or the voices in his head?
But of course, the real reason is that Manning, like his deformed offspring Stephen Harper, who he suckled and bounced on his bony knees for years, is just DESPERATE.
Because what good is it building a House of Manning, to turn out Con operatives and sinister religious fanatics by the
When that government soon won't exist.
And so scared are they all of the Con Armageddon, they're blaming everyone except themselves.
Canadian conservatives, be they mayors, MPs or senators, need to stop blaming alleged media bias for their troubles when scandals arise.
In Ottawa, Senator Marjory LeBreton claimed in a speech on Wednesday that allegations of spending abuses by her colleagues were “hyped-up media stories” that were inevitable in a “town populated by Liberal elites and their media lickspittles.” These are bitter and easily disproved claims, and they are an insult to Canadians.
And the irony is that the Con "saint" Preston Manning is not only swimming around with the bottom feeders in the PMO.
Satan's little helpers.
He's churning through the gutter, with the Levantine himself !!!!!
Who is ALWAYS blaming the media for his own many failures.
But then as it is written in the Book of Simon...
A Con is a Con is a Con.
And what decent Canadian can ever hope to tell which end is the mouthpiece?
And which end is the ASSHOLE ?
But we can be sure of this eh?
When the Reform Con patriarch himself, tries to deflect the Senate scandal onto the backs of the media, the Day of Judgment cannot be far off.
And the Cons must be really DESPERATE.
Hallelujah !!! Hallelujah !!!
Bye Bye Stephen, bye bye Preston....
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