25 July 2007

Wanna see blatant media bias?

The Globe leads with a story implying the Harper government is blackmailing their own staffers to contribute money to the party... with a huge emphasis on how everyone is enraged at the allegedly coerced tithing...

Senior political staff in the Harper government say they have been asked to donate $1,000 to the Conservative Party, a move that has sparked resentment among some of the most stalwart supporters of the Prime Minister's Office.
You have to read to the end of the article to see what a non-story this piece of fluff really is...
When in government, the Liberals also encouraged their chiefs of staff to join the Laurier Club, a fundraising arm of the party that costs $1,000 to join for those over 30. Most agreed, said a former Liberal official, although some balked out of principle.
Slow news day in Ottawa, boys?

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7 comments:

Cool Blue said...

If these guys aren't willing to donate $1000 (which is like $400 after taxes)then are they really "stalwart supporters"?

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's really a case of media bias; no party should ask their staffers to do this, liberal or conservative. The article clearly states that both have. Full disclosure.

Lycan Stark said...

At least the Tories are asking for money from their own Party and unlike the Liberals, acutally getting it. That is a far, far cry from stealing it from the taxpayers like a certain Party did in order to buy loyalty from Quebec.

Anonymous said...

And, as well, an article about Liberal fundraising woes - so where's the bias other than you want to rant and blame others for the CPC problems.

Nothing else to be concerned about?

Oh, right - you want to open the doors here for more of your silly extreme partisan nonsense.

By the way - you dont' think Harper is buying Quebec with our tax dollars right now? Wake up!

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon said... I don't think it's really a case of media bias"

read it again.

the premise of the article is that the horrible neocons are unashamedly squeezing baksheesh out of their own operatives and how there is some sort of internal revolt in progress.

then at the very end of the article... if you get that far... you see how this type of fundraising was such s.o.p., the liberals had turned it into a club that their people were expected to, and largely did, join.

there's the bias.

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Lycan Stark said...

And, as well, an article about Liberal fundraising woes - so where's the bias other than you want to rant and blame others for the CPC problems.

I don't blame others for my Party's problems. I leave that to the Liberals.

Nothing else to be concerned about?Oh, right - you want to open the doors here for more of your silly extreme partisan nonsense.

As if this thread is anything but. Yet a response in kind is. Typical Liberal hypocrite.

By the way - you dont' think Harper is buying Quebec with our tax dollars right now? Wake up!

You wake up. Not every Party needs to do it by stealing directly from taxpayers.

And I hope the BBQ circuit goes well for Mr. Dion in ALberta. I really fo. Perhaps with a little luck he can earn enough to be able to fly home. :)

ebt said...

Of course, Harper is buying Quebec votes with our tax dollars right now. He's the Prime Minister of Canada. That's his job description.

Should that change? Well, we've seen that the Liberals won't change it, and that a Harper minority can't change it. But a Harper majority could.