Monday, April 17, 2006

Can the Ottawa Press Gallery Actually Be Reporters?

HAT Damian Penny for finding this on the Toronto Star's view of reporting.....
My favorite excerpt here:

""Harper is also toying dangerously with the media but not for the obvious honey-beats-vinegar reason. In diminishing the effectiveness of his press interactions, the Prime Minister is indirectly encouraging reporters to fan out to look elsewhere for news, a radical notion that's not in his interest and will lead to scrutiny no administration can sustain........""


So the sycophants are becoming restlessly self aware!

Apparently with no one handing out the "Nuggets" like my wife doles out candies on Hallowe'en the PG members have time to be somewhat introspective.

But, typically no one's really getting it right!

The job of a reporter (IMO) is to find facts and to accurately report them. The concept of facts, facts finding and accuracy have yet to become part of the thought process for the navel gazing likes of Travers etal.

Perhaps the timing of this piece at Easter is fortuitous...the analogy of the Easter Egg Hunt for reporters springs to mind. However, these supposed Pros seem to be coming up empty. Too busy worrying about their empty baskets and not sharp enough to see the objects of the game.

Perhaps with the short list of issues and priorities that Harper has created the challenge becomes one of researching and reporting the complexities and nuances of the real news about the government. Its seems to me that these overpaid and self important members of the Ottawa PG or the Toronto Star are not up to the task of being real reporter.

Oh Yeah and BTW Travers .... An Honest Government can stand all the Honest Scrutiny that you can offer!



Anonymous Dennis said...

Hmmmm- so funny. That must be how the Liberals prevented the media from "fanning out" and uncovering the corruption, nepotism and graft by the Liberals.

Now we understand why Chretien and Martin had constant tidbit leaks and newsers IN the House of Commons. To give the press dogs a bone so they would not go after the rotten meat.

4/17/2006 6:27 p.m.  
Blogger Winston said...

thnx for the heads up

4/17/2006 9:37 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

Yeah Man!

4/18/2006 5:16 p.m.  

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