Not the Ezra/Frum nutter fringe, but the reporters and pundits Canada normally relies on to tell us about the world.
Headlines from yesterday and today :
Don Martin : Led by a loser, bound by the Bloc
It's a personal putsch, not a rational rebellion
Greg Weston : Stooges stage coup
Professor, socialist and separatist make their foolish move
Nat Post : Unholy alliance
G&M : A coalition in a time of economic tumult? No thank you
Ottawa Citizen : Coup d'état, Canadian-style
Ottawa Citizen : We're a silly country with petty leaders
McParland: Liberal coalition could make Canada a colony of Quebec
George Jonas : A mockery of democracy
Barbara Yaffe : Will coalition shut out B.C.?
Coalition with Bloc on board unlikely to fly
With CTV, NaPo and all the Sun papers shitting bricks every hour on the hour as well , it seems a good time to remember who owns and controls what you know ...CanWest Global owns 11 of Canada's biggest dailies including the National Post, the Montreal Gazette, the Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver Sun and Province.
CTVglobemedia owns CTV and its 24 affiliates, The Globe and Mail, and 35 radio stations across the country.
... and how much faith you're willing to put in whatever else they tell you about the world.
Bonus : From the G&M's Oct 9, 2008 editorial endorsement of Steve for PM : Harper is growing into the job :
"Two anxieties, neither wholly irrational, have attached themselves to Stephen Harper in his years as a contender for and holder of the top political office in the land.
The first is that he is a right-wing ideologue, badly out of sync with mainstream Canadian values and sentiments.
The second is that he is possessed by a mean-spirited and controlling nature; that his emotional intelligence isn't up to his mental level. "
"He has gotten the big things right."