Skip to comments.Media married to Liberals ('married'?!?! ... nothing 'honest' about this relationship!)
Posted on 06/07/2005 6:08:13 PM PDT by GMMAC
June 7, 2005
Media married to Liberals
If anyone needs more proof that most of our media are far more sympathetic to Prime Minister Paul Martin than Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, they got it again yesterday.
That happened when London-Fanshawe MP Pat O'Brien announced he was leaving the Liberals to sit as an Independent.
O'Brien, who is opposed to legalizing same-sex marriage, said Martin had not, as he promised, allowed a "full and fair" debate on the issue and was instead just trying to ram it through.
Here's how to spot that our overwhelmingly pro-Liberal media are biased in favour of Martin over Harper:
Watch for how many of them argue that in losing O'Brien, Martin has demonstrated a clear inability to retain the loyalty of socially conservative Liberals, whose support he needs if his minority government is to survive for any length of time.
We predict there will be none, even though more than 30 Liberal MPs oppose same-sex marriage and Martin clearly can't afford to lose many more.
Despite that, count on our pro-Liberal media to never suggest that O'Brien's defection shows any failure on Martin's part.
This, even though these very same pundits have argued for weeks now that when Belinda Stronach dumped the Conservatives for a cabinet seat offered by Martin, that was a clear sign of Harper's lousy leadership.
Remember all those pieces the pro-Liberal punditocracy churned out in the wake of Stronach's defection, saying it showed Harper couldn't appeal to socially moderate voters?
Indeed, in their rush to bash Harper, the pro-Liberal punditocracy suddenly, and laughably, made Stronach out to be the intellectual voice of moderate conservatism in Canada. Right.
Before her defection, they had always regarded Stronach as a glamorous but lightweight political novelty act, and as someone with far more chutzpah than common sense, as shown by her decision to run for the Conservative leadership without having any prior political experience.
So, why the different treatment of Stronach's defection versus O'Brien's? Because in the overwhelming view of the Liberal punditocracy, Stronach holds the "correct" view in favour of same-sex marriage, while O'Brien, who is opposed, can be dismissed as a "dinosaur" whose loss to the Grits is no big deal.
This, by the way, even though opposition to same-sex marriage is a view supported by about a quarter of the Liberal caucus and half the country. Nevertheless, in the pro-Liberal punditocracy, opposition to gay marriage is routinely portrayed as "extreme" and "bigoted."
All this, then, is yet another example of the very different ways in which our pro-Liberal media treat Harper, who, we're assured by the pundits, even scares little kids, based on absolutely no evidence at all, as opposed to Martin who, no matter how demonstrably corrupt and incompetent his Liberals become, is always to be preferred to the "angry" Harper.
Welcome to media objectivity, Canadian-style.
And the Libranos maintain popular support !?
This is a banana republic.
Do you even know the difference between the U.S. and Canada?!?!?
"Indeed, in their rush to bash Harper, the pro-Liberal punditocracy suddenly, and laughably, made Stronach out to be the intellectual voice of moderate conservatism in Canada. Right."
Sounds like Stronach is the Canadian McCain, Hagar, Lugar...
Seldom have I seen such an appropriate screen name as yours.
If not married ... certainly fornicating liberally.
They speak spanish in Mexico!
I have concluded that unless the Conservatives stop getting defensive, stop blaming the media for their woes, stop backing away from their principles and start telling Canadians what they will do then they will lose the next election and both Québec and Alberta will separate. Two-thirds of Canada's voters do not want the Liberals in power. Most Canadians are aware of the reasons not to vote Liberal but few Canadians are aware of the reasons that they should vote Conservative. /rant
I may be wrong but, wasn't she Slick Willy's girlfriend? If she was/is, you can credit him for averting a Canadian Conservative win in the last parliamentary vote of confidence.
Thanks, I missed the threads. So, the lady, if I can call her that, must have voted with her panties on her head and thinking through Bill's head! Wonderful! /S
BTW, in response to your tagline quiz, is there a prize for correctly answering 'Kanuckistan' ?
There is a prize: I'll get red in the face! Canada doesn't qualify because if they catch you, you'll be processed and not released. They claim that they have tight borders, however, if you have any lame claim of political asylum you can "legally" stay.
There are rare examples that I know of but they don't qualify except on the surface.
We're the ONLY country that photographs illegal aliens walking through the uncontrolled southern border, talk tons about the problems they create and the crimes they commit while our government is hiding its head in the sand and REFUSING TO EVEN DISCUSS IT!
They aren't married. They are living in sin together.
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