This is a plea to the Canadian media ~ not all of it I hasten to add, just the parts that want to be treated like RT and Xinhua and, in return for government funding, shamelessly spout the Liberal party line. As you, yourselves, admit, there are some serious issues in Canada, right now, today, and one might hope that you would try to explain to Canadians why our vaccine procurement is lagging so far behind that of so many other countries. You might have asked why other countries, some comparable in population and wealth to Canada, some much smaller in both, are receiving millions of doses while Canada gets 171,600 from one supplier and 124,800 from the only other one approved by Canada. You might have asked why it is taking so long to test other vaccines, even those that were approved by other advanced, Western countries. Instead you give us the Trudeau party line.
And I actually understand that: he is the prime minister; he is the guy who is supposed to know (and explain) what’s going on; and he does give you (and other media outlets) billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money every year.
But are there not some common-sense limits to how far you will go? I don’t expect you to dig deeply into the WE Charity Scandal ~ well, actually, I did expect it in years past, when some of you were less obviously the Canadian version of Xinhua, but I’ve gotten over that~ but I didn’t think you would be such obvious parts of the Liberal election campaign machines. Who cares if Candice Bergen, sometime in the past, wore a MAGA “gimme cap?” You must know that is nothing but a Liberal Party attempt to change the channel away from Prime Minister Trudeau’s obvious failings as a leader. You, media outlets, are being used, and, worse, I think you know you’re being used and I think you (some of you, anyway) are holding your noses and going along with it because you really need the money.
To Ms Bergen and to the Conservative Party I say: please don’t ever respond. Do what Justin Trudeau and his ministers do when the occasional journalist is allowed to ask a question they don’t like: talk about something else, anything else. And keep on talking about what you want to say, not what they have been told, by the Liberal election campaign team, to ask.
To some in the Canadian media I say: for shame!