Thursday, February 22, 2007

Say What?

"The Vancouver Sun has learned that the father-in-law of the member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton . . . ''



That's it. All of it. Not even 20 words and nothing more. Yet, it is enough to get Liberals everywhere to feign outrage over what was,
said, not said, implied, telepathically telegraphed , subliminally suggested; actually I am not sure how the above words sent the Liberals into a frenzy, but they have.

Maybe the LPC website can help me find the answers: "Prime Minister Stephen Harper must immediately withdraw allegations he made....", "Mr. Harper’s actions today are the worst ...", "...the Prime Minister explicitly suggested that..., "There can be no doubt about the Prime Minister's intention...", "....there is no doubt about what that insult was intended to be.", "Mr. Bains also demanded that the Prime Minister apologize for the smear.", "I had the opportunity to listen to the Prime Minister attack my integrity....".

Allegations? Smear? Attack? From this
"The Vancouver Sun has learned that the father-in-law of the member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton . . . '' ? (you can watch it here as well)


Nothing was said people. You have no idea what the PM was going to say or where the statement was leading, because he never had a chance to finish. To claim otherwise puts you into a category with the Amazing Kreskin for 'psychic abilities', and if it is indeed the case than perhaps you could use your talent for good and email me next weeks winning 649 numbers.

If there is a legitimate complaint to be made, it would be against the Vancouver Sun as it was from their story that the PM was referring to, and as their story, they are responsible for its content. Yet somehow I do not expect to see a wild mob of angry sign carrying protesters at the offices of the Sun tomorrow screaming for an apology for this 'smear' and 'attack', because there would be no political capital in going after the source when the messenger makes a much better channel changer from the Liberals current problems.


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Update: A Step to the Right has an interview up with Kim Bolan the writer of the article at the center of this Liberal faux outrage.

What is really interesting is that in the interview she states that she had talked with some Liberals before writing the story and that they were aware of the content of the story; this group includes Navdeep Singh Bains.

This Liberal 'outrage' does not pass the smell test and it looks like it was indeed orchestrated and planned in advance as part of the Liberals continuing Campaign of Fear™. The Libs knew about the story, they had a copy of the story (in their media package all MPs receive) and they were so ready (in advance) to leap to their feet in outrage that they did not even wait for the PM to say ANYTHING that could cause such a reaction. Even the Susan Bonner from the CBC agrees "They were ready for this. They were primed and they were angry," Bonner said.

Liberals using manufactured outrage for their own political gain; why am I not surprised.

National Post Editorial on this issue and a good read for those that doubt how the Liberals like to operate.

2 comments:

saskboy said...

""The Vancouver Sun has learned that the father-in-law of the member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton"
"Nothing was said people. You have no idea what the PM was going to say or where the statement was leading, because he never had a chance to finish"

'Say what?' is an excellent title for your post. How you expect anyone to take you seriously when you offer up that kind of lead balloon, is anyone's guess. Unless you're trying to be satirically dense?

Ardvark said...

Point taken about the "nothing was said" part.

I guess I should have written something more along the lines of "only an idiot would call what the PM said in the HOC, a smear"