First, from Dan Healing of the Calgary Herald:
LAKE LOUISE — A words-weary audience jumped to its feet with an enthusiastic ovation for broadcaster Rex Murphy after he urged pipeline builders Friday to stop being ashamed of the multibillion-dollar projects they are trying to build.
The enthusiastic presentation by the outspoken CBC veteran capped a full morning of pipeline industry leaders using careful phrases to warn that opposition to energy pipelines is a danger to Canada’s economic well-being at the public portion of the Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum...
Next, from the schedule of said 'Forum':
That sure was some line-up of finest of the fine folks who shared the same stage (and the same audience, and the same organizers, and the same minglers, and the same financial backers of the event) with our man Rex.
But here's the thing...
Was the good Mr. Murphy paid to talk to and mingle with all those same fine folks he supposedly 'covers'.
You know, covers as a 'journalist' and unbiased, 'commentator', I mean?
Hey!... Then again....Isn't there a Senate seat or three soon coming available?