After it was clear that he was on the outs with the Wizards of Snooklandia (for being mildly critical) during the election campaign just passed I was surprised to see that Mr. Keith Baldrey was helping to circle the 'QuickWins No Longer Really Matter' wagons last week and, again, today.
But then, belatedly, I read Harvey O's post on the departure of CTV's Rob Brown for greener pastures (and browner cow pies) in Alberta.
Harvey, as you might expect, focussed mostly on what this means in terms of jockeying for TeeVee news positions locally as well as Mr. Brown's longer-term future professionally.
And then he wrote the following regarding Mr. Brown's work on election night:
...I was impressed on BC Election night how he managed to corral Premier Christy Clark for an exclusive interview right after she left the stage, while other media rushed to catch up. But then I noticed his soft questioning and his calling her “Christy” and that kind of dulled it for me. (I NEVER called a Premier Gordon or Mike or Glenn or Bill during an interview … or gave an interview any of them liked more than my viewers did)...
Do you think somebody might have gotten the message after that?
Put another way, regarding the 'other media rushing to catch up'....
Does anyone seriously think that it is the media members themselves who decide who gets the goods on such first name 'exclusives'?
After all, it's not like, for example, Mr. Baldrey didn't his share of such 'exclusives' in the past before the message was sent by the Wizards.
If you get my drift.