Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Harper and the Media

Prime Minister Stephen Harper did something unusual today: he held a news conference.

In fact, his news conference today was the first one he has held in the National Press Theatre since he became Prime Minister 19 months ago.

That might suprise some people, but not me.

Do you know how many news conferences Harper held during the four years he was president of the National Citizens Coalition?

Exactly one.

News conferences just aren't his bit.


Iain G. Foulds said...

... Mr. Harper should begin to see that everything is an opportunity to educate... foremost, to teach the difference between the principles of liberty, and those of socialism.
... And the most important place to start is with the Liberal party's greatest supporters- the mainstream media.
... He should sit down with them an hour a day.

Anonymous said...

Unless, you count Harper speaking to the media south of the border, that is.

I see that the Liberals are now bringing back some of the old Chretien/Power Corp team.

In other words, the next election can be expected to be all about Quebec. Let the vote buying now begin.

Well done, Mr. Harper. Way to change the very nature of Federal politics in Canada -- as promised.

I wonder if Western Canadians are getting as tired of this game as much as some Atlantic Canadians are.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to go off on another tangent.

I wrote about Sheila Copps in the spiders on crack, and low and behold, someone sent me an article of hers today called "Foolish Ontario could muck up the country."

Although this article has nothing to do with Herbal Magic, it shows me the problem of delusional Ontario-centric thinking. This is the same type of thinking that results in the belief that the Toronto Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup every year.

So which is it? Is Copps "naive or nuts?" In my humble opinion, the role of "mucking up the country" for the foreseeable future clearly still belongs to Quebec.

I think that it would be interesting to see whether others believe that Ontario or Quebec will have the bigger role in mucking up the country in the future.