Sunday, July 23, 2006

Speaking of MSM...

I have taken a lot of flack over my absolute admiration for the Toronto Sun's Lorrie Goldstein. However, I will not be intimidated. Lorrie has demonstrated time and time again that he is a cut above all other political pundits and MSM soothsayers. In fact, the man is a genius.

His gift is his uncanny and unabashed way of taking a shot at his own profession; pointing out the inherent self-righteousness with both imagination and sardonic wit. He did not disappoint me today.

A few gems from Update on the Media's Jihad, a pseudo-memo to members of the PPG from the executive:

...I am also unhappy to report that public reaction to our announced boycott of the Prime Minister's press conferences has not been exceedingly positive. Typical of the many emails our office has received was this one: "Who do you navel-gazing, pasty-faced twits think you are?" And that was from my wife...



And Lorrie even manages to lop a few other zingers at 'unbiased' polls and Bob Rae supporters:


To test whether this anecdotal evidence of public disapproval of our journalistic jihad against the prime minister is widespread, your executive has commissioned a poll by the respected Ottawa market research firm "Opinions 'R Us."

The question to be asked is: "Do you support Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his dictatorial attempts to muzzle the noble Parliamentary Press Gallery, thus destroying the cherished Canadian institution of freedom of the press?"

We will let you know the results once the survey is done. We are waiting for the Liberal leadership convention in order to have easy access to a large sample of unbiased and enlightened Canadians. Either that, or we'll just poll anyone who's voting for Bob Rae because, frankly, I've always wanted to ask those folks, "what the hell are you people thinking?"



Aw, what the heck. Just go read the whole thing for yourselves!

10 comments:

TrustOnlyMulder said...

Reading the whole thing convinced me. Lorrie is now on my "pundits" list.

Thanks for the sunday morning giggle that rivals the "funnies"

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol! Another convert! Excellent. :)

Sara said...

Lorrie is an enjoyable reading, as for marrying him with me and Jo its just a joke always has been. We just admire his writing, but one day..... lol

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Yeah, I think his wife would have something to say about that though!

Mary said...

And the MSM wonders why we don't trust them to give us good un-biased reporting but look to alternative methods seeking to hear both sides to let us decide what we believe. I hate slanting of the news which I always suspect the MSM does. We can see the entrapment reports when we see them which just re-enforces our mistrust of the MSM.

JDot said...

Nothing better then when Lorrie goes after the media.

The MSM is really starting to go down hard.

Does any of you find it Ironic that as the media has tried to paint Harper as Bush, and an American lap dog, that the MSM has basicaly become just like the American MSM?

That may sound confusing but it just seems that are MSM takes it's cues from the American MSM.

JDot said...

On another note, why does Craig Oliver still have a job?

I don't want to be mean but he reminds me of a crazy granfather who says crazy things at the dinner table. Then after he has left everyone starts to wonder if he is of his meds.

Red Tory said...

What jdot said. Craig Oliver is nutty as a Snickers bar.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Jdot - I hear you about the Canadian MSM. Yup, Liberalism knows no borders.

Red Tory - Re: Craig Oliver - Again we agree. Scary.

TangoJuliette said...

doesn't craig oliver look like one of the protagonists of former sesame street days?