...trying... yet again... to squeeze some more blood out of the already thoroughly over-polished Layton headstone... and boy, was it one excruciatingly tedious spectacle.
Even with Mansbridge at his obsequious, softball lobbin' best, I had to look away more than once, as a painfully less-than-articulate Olivia tried to get her inner-Jack on.
I can't imagine what Mansbridge & Chow hoped to add to the already overblown mythology here... awkwardly restating the obvious... in between coyly speculating about Olivia's political prospects...And, call me a Philistine... there was stuff that just went completely over my head...
"He has no fear because he knows that he can trust me. That his soul is his spirit. That when he passes on in his next journey that I will be with him.""'His soul is his spirit'?... His 'next journey'?"
Seriously? Jack's buoyant, travelling soul... that's the next meme for this media circus?
Curiously, despite this latest round of endlessly heartfelt, nationwide "sharing"... Ms. Chow was strangely reticent about the one thing that might, at this point, be considered actual "news"... the other unnamed cancer that suddenly killed Mr. Layton.
"She would not disclose what the new cancer was, saying it might discourage others who needed to be confident that they would succeed in overcoming the disease that had claimed her husband’s life."That's funny... the whole prostate cancer thing was loudly & repeatedly trumpeted from the rooftops and nobody gave a thought to anybody's morale. I don't get it.
Anyway... surely it's time for the media to move on here.
So c'mon, Petey... do Ms. Chow a personal (and indeed a professional) favour and take your cameras & microphones and go home.
If you won't do it for her... think of the rest of us.
RELATED: As Napoleon once said...
..."I may lose a battle, but I shall never lose a minute"...
Yeah... you can just smell the grief.
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Meanwhile... back in a distant, obscure reality the media has obviously forgotten...