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Why is the Toronto media seemingly ready to praise Harper

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Vancouver Sun Writes About Our Trip to China
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It is no secret that I have little time to praise for our PM. I find his politics self-serving and divisive. He shines dully mostly because his competition is so poor and seemingly ineffective.

But I don’t understand why a well paid journalist for a national newspaper makes a headline that strives to paint a glowing picture of Harper’s long delayed trip to China. Ibbotson in yesterdays G&M ledes:

Scoring in China – without prostituting ourselves

Does Ibbotson mean that former PMs who travelled to China were less than pristine? Or that Harper, the holier than thou PM, is a nice change from his Liberal predecessors?

Whatever his meaning, Ibbotson’s whole story smacks of polishing Harper’s image. Is that news reporting, or just making a dull and unimaginative Harper look more like an effective representative of Canada and its interests in Asia. The tone is demeaning and unworthy!

I would have headed my article with “Too little, too late” or “He didn’t have the imagination to do otherwise”. As Michael Ignatieff has said before Harper found a way to weasel word his way through his China outings to represent “human rights” while not compromising his China-Canada trade objectives. What a sorry spectacle!

I deplore the position taken by Ibbotson and submit that the G&M should practice more objective journalism, or declare that they are into infomercialism!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/12/06 at 09:45

I often wonder how the minds (or lack thereof) of Canadian Conservatives work!

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CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 14:  Prime Minister ...
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On TV, in newspapers, radio and the Internet (NY Times) we are being bombarded by the Harper/Flaherty economic propaganda message. It’s the crassest form of using government funds for political purposes and the Opposition is not calling them on this. That’s probably because if either of them formed a new government in Canada they would be happy to do the same things.

In case you missed it or don’t understand what I’m talking about, it’s labelled le plan d’action, Canada’s Economic Action Plan. If it quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck then it must be a CANARD! I don’t know who is dumber, Harper, his Conservative media flacks or us taxpayers. Why is the Harper form of government in Canada edging up in the polls? Is it because it’s been a dull summer in the East, especially Ottawa?

I don’t get it. I say THROW the BUMS out on their WEIGHTY KEISTERS!

Is it only me or does anybody notice that Harper’s behind looks as wide as Hillary Clinton’s has been alleged to be? Or what is it EXACTLY that he hides in all those dark suits? I do love some nasty kinds of rumours!

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