My posted comment:
Jim. you forgot to mention this Seinfeld episode:
No James, where Canada’s media truly failed Canadians was on the income trust issue. The media played Blind Nurse Maid to Harper and Flaherty on this policy. A policy that cost Canadians $35 billion of their life savings, representing years of blood sweat and tears (assuming journalists are familiar with those concepts?). A policy that was predicated on the premise that income trusts cause “tax leakage”. Tax leakage being an infinitely provable or disprovable construct , for which Flaherty’s “proof” took the form of 18 pages of blacked out documents?
Some proof, eh Canada’s media pushovers? Pushovers like your colleague Carol Goar, who in a moment of brief honesty revealed: “I didn't explore the possibility that [Flaherty] was lying. Perhaps I should have.”
True to your Seinfeld analogy, Canada's media is a comedy about nothing
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Posted by Fillibluster at 2:33 PM