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!