OT: Harper is my enemy, but I despise falsehood in the media
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Thu Aug 17 11:27:27 EDT 2006
I rarely *start* political posts, although many of mine have morphed into
ones. However, the recent fever that the media has placed on the absence
of Harper at the AIDs conference does nothing but piss me off.
Certainly, it angers me more to defend someone I loath. However, our HEAD
OF STATE, the Governor General was at the conference as well as the health
minister... and many other Canadian figures.
There is just so much that the media can attack about Harper's policies,
but this isn't one of them. As far as I know, he is up North in an
attempt to protect our sovereignty, and our head of state and health
minister was at the conference.
This is *normal*. We did the same conference a *greater* honour by having
our head of state attend.
Hello? Wake up!
Further, I see Gilles Duceppe defending himself from the Israeli
Ambassador, for attending a peace rally where uninvited Hezbollah
supporters showed up. The Israeli Ambassador is completely off base and
shooting at anything he can see out there these days. I've seen articles
in papers, and other annoyances that lead me to believe he isn't even
paying attention to what people are actually *saying* and *doing*, but
instead reading slanted newspaper articles to make his decision.
I despise Duceppe and all he stands for, but HE DID NOTHING WRONG. THIS
WAS A PEACE MARCH.
Again, there is so much the media could do to openly, honestly, and
vibrantly condemn both of these men. Instead, they leap to cheap shots
and sensationalism left, right and centre. The media needs reform.
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