I am sickened and disgusted by the self-indulgent pity party going on in MSM over Harper's banning the media coverage of the return of soldiers' remains to Canadian soil. The Toronto Sun's editorial especially made me bristle with anger today.
The Sun actually has the audacity to suggest that somehow their right to get a story trumps any rights of privacy or military tradition. The piece is totally nauseating.
On the other hand, the National Post is running an excellent editorial, which makes me ever so glad that I am a subscriber (no they don't pay me to say that). "When did our media become such whiners?" is more than worth the read:
"This was intended as a show of respect, but many in the media prefer to characterize the "media ban" as a cynical ploy to manipulate public opinion, or worse, an assault on fundamental freedoms. "
Check out Stephen Taylor's blog for some interesting comments from a soldier in Kandahar. He would like to see an expression of support in the form of better equipment. What a novel idea!
Let's do something for the living, and then maybe we can mourn the dead with some sense of dignity and self-respect.