Many in the local Lotuslandian proMedia are no doubt still patting themselves on the back for exposing the Hack-Lie for what it truly was last week.
Although few among them are actually calling said lie what it actually was.
And fewer of them are connecting the dots to the story that Ms. Clark's blatant lie, and follow-up deflector spike spinning knocked off the front pages.
And, speaking of dot connecting the local puffed-up punditry will not do, Nancy Macdonald had a solid piece on pay-to-play that mostly re-hashed Dan Levin's piece in the New York Times from awhile back.
Which is the kind of reinforcement that is an important thing to do for the citizenry, regardless.
But a couple of new bits (at least in proMedia if not Bloggodome terms) caught my eye:
...British Columbians’ faith in democracy is being undermined by the vast sums flooding the system, and there’s a growing concern that their government is essentially being bought and paid for by a wealthy clique...
...Critics similarly point to contributions by large companies like Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service ($115,000 donated to the Liberal party since 2005), Emil Anderson Construction ($50,000), Kinder Morgan and its industry supporters ($719,000) and Imperial Metals and its subsidiaries ($195,000). Those same companies have, respectively, received a 20-year government laundry contract, a $36-million six-lane highway expansion contract, Clark’s approval for a controversial pipeline and a permit to open a new mine. In the case of the mine approval, it came one year after Imperial Metal’s controlling shareholder, N. Murray Edwards, hosted a $1-million fundraiser for Clark in Calgary...
Funny that, despite all their foot stomping about how Dan Levin just swooped in and stole their stuff, local types like Ron Obvious et al. (and/or their editors) have refused to print passages like that, eh?
Of course, Ms Macdonald missed the part about the good Mr. Edwards and his Imperial Metals being involved in that gigantic dirt pile that the Clarklandian government turned a blind eye to before it failed., but still, we give her top marks for the dot connecting she did to (especially after she talked to Integrity BC's Dermod Travis)
Hey! If you haven't read Norm Farrell yet this morning, head on over to read his latest and see if you can spot his estimate on what his accountant's mind figures IPP contracts are going to cost every single family in British Columbia....The number will astound you.
Finally....It's Ledge Day for the first time in, well, it seems like forever...Guess the people's business is just not as important as fundraising...Or some such thing.